80,000 people hit the streets of Sydney for City2Surf fun run

Updated: 08:41 GMT, Aug 13, 2017 | Published: 04:55 GMT, Aug 13, 2017 |

More than 80,000 runners took part in Sydney’s annual City2Surf race on Sunday (August 13) with 2016 champion Harry Summers defending his title in 42 minutes and 16 seconds, local media reported.

Celia Sullohern was the first woman to complete the 14-kilometre (8.7 miles) run from the Sydney CBD through to Bondi Beach in a time of 47 minutes and 11 seconds, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist Kurt Fearnley took out the wheelchair race.

Participants in the race decorated themselves in a variety of fancy dress including dinosaur costumes, gorillas and wonder women.

The City2Surf started in 1971 and has risen over AUS $4,000,000 (US $3.16 million) this year for hundreds of charities, according to the official race website.