In the Fukuoka International Marathon Samuel Gebremichael came 28th in 2.18.46 and Dion Finocchiaro came 75th in 2.28.01. Online client Ashley Miles from Hong Kong came 122nd in 2.31.37.
Sammy had a massive crack at a super fast time and was with the leader, Moens from Norway (who eventually won in a European record of 2.05!) at 5km. His race become a massive struggle as the kms ticked over, but he fought on gamely for his second Commonwealth Games qualifying time.
Dion went through halfway in 1.11.30 and was all set for a 4 minute PB, however the wheels fell off with only 4km remaining. He just missed his PB.
Ashley ran a PB after running relatively even pace the whole 42km, with only a slight drop off in the second half. Lessons learnt!