Robbo Returns to Run The Bridge

Australian half marathon record holder and two-time race winner Brett Robinson will be returning to the streets of Hobart for the Think Big Run The Bridge on Sunday 27th February.
February 10, 2022

The Melbourne based athlete is undefeated on the roads in Hobart, having lowered the course record to 28min 30sec back in 2019 on the way to the first of his back-to-back victories.  He returned in 2020 to take victory in another impressive time of 28:32; once again the fastest 10km time on Australian soil for the year.  

Then training partner and fellow Olympic marathoner Jack Rayner took the course record from him last year, but was still unable to catch the leading female as he stopped the men’s clock at 28:29.

“It was bitter-sweet seeing Jack win last year, I was happy he won but he took my record and lost to the girls!

Robinson was an Olympic 5000m finalist at the Rio 2016 Games and in Tokyo last year ran the marathon.  His goals for the Spectran Group 10km in 2022 were quite clear.

“I’d like to get the record back off him but most importantly win and catch the girls,” he declared.

The 30-year-old will join fellow Olympic marathoner and 4-time previous winner Liam Adams on the start line, where the men will give the elite women a 3min 53sec headstart in the battle of the sexes.

The Melbourne based athlete said he was also excited about this week’s announcement around giving each participant a non-fungible token (NFT) finisher medal.  

This months Think Big Run The Bridge will be the first mass participation sporting event anywhere in the world to distribute finisher medals as NFT’s.  

“I think the NFT medals will be cool, something I haven’t seen before. Hopefully in a few years they are worth heaps of money,” Robinson added.

The medals will be sent digitally to finishers as they cross the finish line, personalised with their name, distance and time.