After COVID sabbatical, thousands return to Sydney's renowned road race
(MENAFN) For the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic started, almost 60,000 people flocked to Sydney's streets on Sunday for an annual road running event and mass party.
City2Surf, which bills itself as the largest fun run in the world, covers the most populous city in Australia and covers a distance of 14 kilometers (8.7 miles), from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.
Participants dressed up as a variety of characters, such as stars, gorillas, and dinosaurs.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Liam Adams won the men's race in 41 minutes and 8 seconds, and Leanne Pompeani was the first woman to cross the finish line in 45:43.
Since its inception in 1971, The City2Surf has raised millions of dollars for several Australian organizations.
Due to the epidemic, the actual event has been postponed for the past two years. Instead, organizers organized a "virtual run," which allowed participants to run in their own communities.
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