Lisa Weightman has sent a warning to rivals she’ll face at next year’s Commonwealth Games after her record breaking Melbourne Marathon win.
Weightman knocked a staggering six minutes off the women’s race record, clocking a personal best time of 2:26:05 to finish strongly after trailing Kenyan Eunice Kales for much of the 42km race.
In hot conditions at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Weightman ran 2.35.25 and said the Melbourne Marathon gave her confidence she’ll do better in cool conditions at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July, 2014.
“I’m focused on doing the best I can and hopefully going a couple of spots better than I did in Delhi,” Weightman said.
“I demonstrated on (last) Sunday that I am able to push on and finish strong.”