The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival is an event that consistently unites our city, and in 2018 we felt this more than ever. The 2018 event set a new record for the 41 year-long Festival history, with 34,734 participants across the five distances – the highest figure yet; including a sell-out event for the SriLankan Airlines Half Marathon and the ASICS 10km Run.
Irish Australian Sinead Diver has set a new course record at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, with a time of 2:25:19 – making her the fastest woman on the course and the fastest ever Australian female athlete to complete the 42.195km distance in Australia. An incredible achievement to watch from the finish line as we managed the media.
HHME was responsible for the publicty of the festival and the team worked with some incredible runners from Australia and abroad. You can read more about them in The Guardian, News Ltd or online from our friends at Channel Nine News and ABC News Breakfast.
The Festival saw some of the city’s biggest names taking part in the event, from Australian athletic legend Steve Moneghetti to Medibank Ambassador Michelle Bridges, local influencers Chris Nayna and Liz Lyons, and Channel 9 stars Tony Jones, Nathan Currie, Brodie Harper, Alexis Daish and Madeline Slattery. The Medibank Melbourne Marathon is scheduled for its 42nd year Sunday 13 October 2019, and we already breaking in our ASICS runners.