World-class athletes join Ballarat's Commonwealth Games marathon bid

Melanie Whelan
By Melanie Whelan
April 22 2022 - 6:30pm
BALLARAT PROUD: Olympic race walker Rachel Tallent, pictured in her return from Rio, is backing the city's bid to lock in race walking and running for the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Luka Kauzlaric

OLYMPIC race walker Rachel Tallent and international distance runner Shane Nankervis are backing City of Ballarat's play to host the Commonwealth Games marathon, an event turning into a bidding battle.

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