WINNERS: The Royal Flying Doctor Service team placed first with a time of eight and a half hours. Photo: Alison Whitehead MARATHON runners took to the highway for the first Duchess Dusk to Dawn charity run to raise money for Tour de Cure.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service team took first place, withthe Mount Isa Policeand the general public also taking part in the fundraiser hosted by Katrina Gall.
“It was awesome, a brilliant night,” Ms Gall said.
“Everyone said they’re going to come back next year, which is always a good event when they want to come back for more after running 100 kilometres.”
Townsville resident Akiko Nishi travelled to Mount Isa to take part in the event.
“I used to live in Mount Isa, so Katrina and Alison and Lisa are all good friends of mine,” Ms Nishi said.
“It was a long drive, but it was absolutely worth it.
“It was really fun, it was something different. The vibe was so exciting right at the end with the Flying Doctors and the police and our team.”
Spectators say therace was neck toneck between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Ms Nishi’s two-personteamup until the last minute.
“We ended up coming second, it was very close with the police at the end, there was only about a kilometre between us,” Ms Nishi said.
Dusk to Dawn charity run TEAM EFFORT: Agony on Defeet met for the first time on the race day. Photo: Alison Whitehead
LAST LEG: Runners reach the finish line on Sunday morning. Photo: Danaella Wivell
ON ALL FOURS: Dusk to Dawn even saw local pup Waffle cross the finish line. Photo: Danaella Wivell
RELIEVED: The last team reaches the finish line just before 8am. Photo: Alison Whitehead
NOT FAR: Mount Isa locals cross the line after running for 100km. Photo: Danaella Wivell
READY TO GO: Marathon Runners and support crew are bursting with energy as dusk settles in Duchess. Photo: Alison Whitehead
2:30 A.M.: Akiko Nishi and Adam Chapman take second place with a time of 8 hours and 36 minutes. Photo: Alison Whitehead
CHAMPIONS: The Royal Flying Doctor Service team take first place with a time of eight and a half hours. Photo: Alison Whitehead
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