/ 10 October 2023

A marathon effort, a new Aussie World Cup champ, and a rescue in the buff


If you’ve ever considered signing up for a marathon, you might like to look to rising Kenyan star Kelvin Kiptum for inspo… He’s just smashed the men’s world record by running the Chicago Marathon in 2 hours and 35 seconds. Not bad for 42.195km… 

Aussie paddling star Jess Fox has also impressed – she scored gold medals at the Slalom World Cup final in Paris for both the canoe and kayak categories. That means she’s the 2023 world champ in both divisions, giving her a boost ahead of next year’s Olympics. 

Meanwhile, young Brisbane rower Tom Robinson has made it back home after his rowboat capsized in the Pacific Ocean… He hung onto it for 14 hours until a cruise ship arrived to help. And to pour sea salt on the wound, Tom says he normally rows nude to prevent chafing… “What a way to get rescued, in the nude,” his dad says.

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