Wheelchair racing legend Kurt Fearnley won his 10th Oz Day 10K title with the Rio Paralympics firmly in his sights. Fearnley beat defending champion Kota Hokinoue into second place in the powerhouse wheelchair event that is now a familiar battle of the roads held at The Rocks in Sydney on Australia Day. “I am absolutely stoked to have won my 10th Oz Day 10k, equalling Aussie racing legend and friend Louise Sauvage’s record.” Fearnley said his form is ten-fold on last year and knowing this will be his final Paralympics has meant any hesitation in training is no longer there. “It is a great way to kick off the year and things are looking promising for Rio,” Fearnley said.
The Open Women’s division was won by Manuela Schär from Switzerland, with Australian athletes Madison de Rozario and Angie Ballard finishing strongly in second and third place. Australia took a clean sweep in the under 18’s category with Brad Pemberton winning the Junior Championship, followed by Julie Charlton and Gregory Luff.
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