Gold Coast Marathon: Aden grabs more glory in Garmin 2km Junior Dash

BRISBANE eight-year-old Aden P Kelly (AUS/QLD) continued to set the running world alight with a sizzling win in the Garmin 2km Junior Dash.

Aden, who broke the world age record for the 10,000m in April, stopped the clock at 7:07 to edge out Luke Gorski (AUS/VIC) (7:09) with Sam Ellice (AUS/QLD) (7:13) third.

The windy conditions meant the race record (6:33) was too tough a task on the day.


Aden caught the attention of the running world when he recorded a time of 38:57, to smash the previous 10,000m record for his age group by 91 seconds.

“I was really excited for today. I even broke my personal best,” he said.

The youngster only took up running about 17 months ago.

First female home in the Garmin 2km Junior Dash was Grace Campbell (AUS/QLD) in 7:34, with Isabelle Mortensen (AUS/QLD) second in 7:50 and Distenee Pickvance-Yee (AUS/QLD) third in 7:53.

The female record of 6:47, set in 2016 by Imogen Stewart, remains intact.

The Garmin 2km Junior Dash attracted 938 entries.

Grace Campbell winning the Garmin 2km Junior Dash.