De Rozario takes New York
She made Australia proud when she won the Paralympic gold medal in Tokyo. Now wheelchair athlete Madison de Rozario has become the first Aussie woman to win the New York marathon. Holding off 2 former winners, de Rozario finished the iconic endurance event in 1:51:01 – 3 minutes ahead of her nearest competitor. “It’s been my least successful event, and my least successful consistently. But the 2 years we weren’t travelling, we buried ourselves in base work and strength work, and it’s paid off not just here but in Tokyo. It’s so nice to see,” she said post-race. Equally impressive is the casual way de Rozario entered the race. She only confirmed she would be a starter 2 weeks ago after NSW ditched quarantine for returning Aussies. Shame she didn’t get a chance to do any celeb-spotting…
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