One of the longest-running, continuous sporting events in the history of World Sport.
January 2, 2018
Finish line controversy: 400m saw first across the line Dan Lemoto disqualified for interference. Picture: Cordell Richardson.
There was controversy at the finish of the Men’s 400m Handicap with the first runner across the line, Dan Lemoto being disqualified for interference near the finish line.
As a result of Lemoto’s disqualification, the second across the line runner Lachlan Bonney was awarded the victory in front of Tim Potter and Harry Ashlin.
In the Women’s 400m Handicap, Laura McShane came off a mark of 22m to take the victory in a time of 55.17.
McShane was able to hold off second place Eve Bell, who came from a mark of 24m.
Third place went to Sophia Fighera off 16m and back marker Samantha Lind off four metres in fourth place.
In the 70m Open Handicap, Keir Huxtable took out the final in a time of 8.10, with Grady Stretton finishing in second place and Jacob Camac in third place.
In the 300m Masters Handicap, Claire Thiele held on from the pushing back markers to claim the victory in a time of 35.08.
Mark Nichols finished in second place, with Luke Whitney coming all the way from scratch to fill out the podium.