The Great Ocean Road will be cleared of cars this weekend as an estimated 5,000 runners from across Australia and around the world take over the spectacular boulevard to test their stamina along the undulating waterfront roadway.
A record number of participants will pound the bitumen as part of the 9th annual Great Ocean Road Marathon, including four-time Olympian Craig Mottram.
One of Australia's most decorated marathon runners Steve Moneghetti is also competing. Because of an injury, however, he will only be tackling the 14 kilometre route.
"Most other great marathons around the world are run among buildings and skyscrapers such as Boston, London, and Tokyo, but here, competitors are surrounded by the beauty of the Great Ocean Road landscape, so we are hoping for clear skies," says Event Director John Craven.
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