GLENHUNTLY sprinter Leigh Phelan continued his winning streak in Sunday night’s battle for the City of Greater Bendigo Thousand (120m) sprint classic at the Bendigo International Madison.
Victorious in the Geelong Gift, Phelan reigned supreme in Bendigo’s great race.
GREAT WIN: Leigh Phelan, left, in the Bendigo Thousand.
The 39-year-old started off 10.75m and won in 12.39 seconds.
Runner-up was Marg Hignett (10.75m) 12.44 seconds as Edward Ware (8.25) fought on to be third in 12.47.
Phelan fires in Gift
Phelan was amazed to have won.
“When they called my name I didn’t quite believe it.”
The Gift victories continue a superb run since he returned to competition.
“I gave athletics away when I was 18.
“At 34 I was overweightand thought I may as well have a go at getting fitter and racing.”
Phelan said trainer Max Binnington was a huge support.
“It’s Max’s birthday today (Sunday), so to win for him is fantastic.”
Phelan thanked long-time partner Jasmin and their children, Caiden and Tamia for their support of his athletics pursuit.
The Flack Advisory-backed Black Pearl women’s 400m on Saturday night was won by Ruby Klemm off 46m in 52.19 seconds. .
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