Kiwis win the Queen Street Golden Mile
"It’s so different than being on the track, with such a buzz having this crowd here."
By Triathlon NZ, Fuseworks
In form Hamish Carson and long distance runner Lydia O’Donnell won the Queen Street Golden Mile on Sunday.
Hamish Carson, fresh from winning his fourth national 1500m title in Wellington last week, used his lethal finishing kick to good effect to win the Queen Street Mile in 4 minutes, 5 seconds.
Carson was content to sit back early in the race and allow Oska Inkster-Baynes to set the pace.
Former USA Road Mile champion Craig Miller made a bid for victory mid way through the scramble down the city main thoroughfare but Carson was well positioned on his shoulder. Entering the wharf area and the finish Carson let fly and to the cheers of the large crowd breasted the tape to be congratulated by Mile legend Sir John Walker.
Malcolm Hicks, the national 5000m champion from last week, was runner-up in 4:06 with American 800m runner Mark Husted third clocking 4:07.
After only a fifth placing last year in 3:55 Carson was pleased with the win.
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