Dave Cundy reckons he might be the only person to have run Sydney’s 14km City2Surf in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. He means minutes. It’s not a bad achievement for a man who just notched up his 40th consecutive City2Surf, an event he first ran in 1976, its sixth year.


Running is in Dave’s blood. Not only has he completed 31 marathons, he has also been race director of multiple marathons, including the Sydney 2000 Olympics and Paralympics. He is vice president of distance running organisation AIMS and an IAAF-AIMS course measurer and administrator for Asia/Oceania.


Home is on the NSW Central Coast and City2Surf is a race he never misses. His fastest time was 49:16 in 1980 and his slowest was 94:16 in 2011. This year, Dave picked up his pace and finished in 92:14. Now his aim is to avoid slipping into the 100 minute bracket next year!

Like father like son. Lucky Berlage cruised to record-breaking victory in Elbaman Triathlon, accompanied by his son in a matching t-shirt. This was the Belgian’s second victory in the event – this time slashing 13 minutes off the race record.

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