Trio set to battle it out for 2018 Gold Coast Marathon title

THREE past winners are getting ready to battle for supremacy at this years Gold Coast Marathon.

Defending champion Takuya Noguchi from Japan, 2015 and 2016 winner Kenneth Mungara from Kenya and 2013 winner Yuki Kawauchi from Japan, will all return to the coast next month to stake their claim for the top spot.

The elite trio finished one, two and three in last year’s Gold Coast Marathon, with Noguchi outstaying Mungara in the final kilometre to win in his personal best of 2:08:59.


In the 2016 race, Mungara and Kawauchi produced one of the all-time great Gold Coast Marathon finishes with only one second separating them at the tape with the Kenyan victorious for a second time.

Athletes taking part in this year’s 42km Gold Coast marathon will have a little more incentive to cross the finish line with a prize pool of $40,000 up for grabs

Gold Coast Marathon CEO Cameron Hart said the monumental prize pool would only be offered at this years event, as part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations.

“The $40,000 prize pool should lure a number of high-profile as well as emerging Australian athletes to the Gold Coast and hopefully produce a record-breaking run that will be remembered forever,” Mr Hart said.
The Marathon has sold out for the first time in its history, with more than 6500 runners set to compete in the main event.