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More than 80,000 hit Sydney streets for City2Surf fun run

Image: Thousands run down William Street at the start of the annual City to Surf fun race in Sydney, Australia, August 13, 2017.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

SYDNEY (Reuters) – More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney’s annual City2Surf race on Sunday, with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, media reported.

Celia Sullohern was the first woman to complete the 14-km (8.7 mile) run from the Sydney central business district through to Bondi Beach in a time of 47 minutes and 11 seconds, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley won the wheelchair event.

The City2Surf started in 1971 and raised over A$4 million ($3.16 million) this year for hundreds of charities, according to the official race website.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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