The winner of the Wang Sydney marathon on June 12 was Ron Tabb, from the United States, whose time was two hours, 10 minutes 53 seconds.
GV Wheelchair athletes start race (2 shots)
SV & GV Running athletes get starter's gun (3 shots)
GV Runners in streets
SV PAN Wheelchair competitors
GV Hundreds of runners on harbour bridge
SV Cliff Young stops for drink with others
SV TRACKING SHOT Dave Edge running
SV Laurie Whitty runs
SVs Ron Tabb leads race (3 shots)
GV Tabb enters stadium and crosses finish line (2 shots)
SV Dean Matthews from US finishes followed by an Australian
SV First woman finisher, Annick Loir-Lebreton, from France, crosses finishing line
SV STILL Cliff Young
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Background: The winner of the Wang Sydney marathon on June 12 was Ron Tabb, from the United States, whose time was two hours, 10 minutes 53 seconds. Over 2,600 runners started the race in the city's north side, including several dozen wheelchair competitors. The route took all contestants over the harbour bridge and down along the beach. Britain's David Murphy, who led for much of the race finished in second place. with Canadian David Edge taking third place. One Australian who did not take part in the 42.5 kilometre (26 mile) race was Robert de Castella, who dropped out to concentrate on his training for the Helsinki world titles in August. Tabb's finishing time was nearly two minutes outside his record personal best of two hours nine minutes. The first woman to cross the finishing line was Annick Loir-Lebreton from France. Cliff Young, 61, who recently won the Sydney-Melbourne race, came in 207th. The winner of the wheelchair race was Australian Ric Hanson.