Monday, August 28, 2006
Bondi, finishing line
City to Surf, finishing line. It took just 40 mns for the winner to arrive in Bondi Beach. I got there three hours later, in time to witness the finish of this young man in a wheelchair. His friends' cheers were heart-warming. No record broken here but quite an achievement nonetheless: the 14 km run, which includes the infamous 'heartbreak hill', is very hilly.
Meanwhile, the red cap crowd has spread like a scarlet tsunami onto the beach, lawns and streets of Bondi. In the pubs, beer flows freely. Let's put it kindly, this is not my style. I race out of there.