GALLERY: The 2018 Melbourne Marathon

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Presenting our hometown marathon

Editor's Note: Here at TEMPO we pride ourselves on our marathon galleries. From our first New York City Marathon gallery almost 12 months ago, we've been there for every major marathon moment around the world.

I've personally stood on street corners in torrential rain in Boston to get shots of Des Linden and Yuki Kawauchi making history, we've hit Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Next month we'll be back to New York to do it bigger than ever.

But this weekend was about our home town marathon. What the Melbourne Marathon sometimes lacks in big names, it makes up for with beautiful streetscapes and a collection of running landmarks that truly connect our city.

Enjoy our documentation of the Melbourne Marathon; a collection of images we think is the finest presentation of our home marathon ever published online.

Riley Wolff Managing Editor

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Tucked safely behind Stewy McSweyn and Jack Rayner is women's favourite Sinead Diver
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By the halfway point of the marathon, Liam Adams had opened up a slight lead on Dominic Ondoro.

In the women's race, Sinead Diver was on track for a course record, with Jack Rayner still alongside her in pacer duties.

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By the time Adams came under the Arts Centre and onto the back of The Tan with 6km to go, he had opened up a gap of 90+ seconds to second place.

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By the time both Adams and Diver came down Brunton Avenue to enter the MCG, it was a victory lap. But for Diver at least, the course record was on the line, ensuring she pushed all the way to the finish.

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Second place finishers were Dominic Ondoro (2:16:54) and West Australian runner Rochelle Rodgers (2:47:04).

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This was Adams' first Melbourne Marathon victory, crossing the line in 2:15:13.

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Course record holder Dominic Ondoro (2:10:47 in 2013) came in second
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Michael Roeger, in his marathon debut at Melbourne, clocked an incredible 2:23:31, his third world record for 2018. The time was also good enough to see him finish 6th overall in the race.

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The biggest hero of the day might have been Irish-born Aussie Sinead Diver.

With Stewy McSweyn and Jack Rayner pacing her (Rayner staying on to the 37km mark), a win was not the only focus for Diver.

She came into this race looking for a huge PB and a course record, and left with both, lowering the mark to 2:25:19.

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