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Otago performs well in Wellington Marathon

Friday, 15 July 2016 9:36am

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Taking it in her stride ... The Department of Medicine’s Lauren Bailey.

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Fourth-year medical students Ed Palmer and Hillary Watson.

A team from the University’s Wellington campus won first prize in the Corporate Teams’ half-marathon section of the Wellington marathon recently - it had the four fastest runners.

Those students were Dani Hermann (01:29:53), Kylie Allison (01:33:45), Matthew O’Sullivan (01:35:37), and Ed Palmer (01:36:20).

In total, 29 hardy students and staff took part in the event, with an early start for the full marathon runners, at 7.30am on a windy, rainy day. But the rain did pause after the shorter events began, making the walk/run around the waterfront refreshing and invigorating.

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Some of the Wellington crew … (from right) Terry O’Donnell, Michael Roberts, Michi Imazu, Lynn McBain, Kathryn Tsikanovski, her partner Mark, and Rachel Hjert.

The only one person from the University to do the full marathon was the Department of Medicine’s Lauren Bailey, in 03:58:28.

In the half-marathon, the University had two walkers and 11 runners; in the 10 kilometre event, six runners and five walkers; and in the five kilometre event, three runners and one walker.

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