A half marathon in 59 minutes
Have you ever heard the saying “run like the wind”? Former SFX student Brett Robinson (son of Design & Technology teacher Tony Robinson) takes this to a new level, recently setting an Australian record for the fastest half-marathon at a race in Japan, completing the race in just 59 minutes and 57 seconds.
When Brett was at SFX, unsurprisingly, his favorite subject was PE and he represented SFX in soccer, cricket, rugby league, athletics and AFL.
Training and living in Melbourne for about five months of the year, Brett spends the rest of his time in London and competes around the world.
Last year he was selected for the Ineos 159 challenge where, on 12 October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first man ever to run the marathon in under two hours. Brett was captain of one of the pacer teams which ran with Kipchoge and helped him make history.
Brett is now training hard for the Olympics later this year and will compete in the World Half Marathon Championships in Poland on 29 March.