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- Posted:Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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If so, booking a hostel in Sydney in time for the Sun-Herald City2Surf fun run on Sunday August 8th might be worthwhile, but those who wish to register for the event need to do so by today (July 27th).
People who are planning on taking part will be able to check out an array of sights along the course, as the event begins in Sydney's CBD before heading up William Street and onto the popular night spot area of Kings Cross.
The halfway point is made up of 'Heartbreak Hill', while the finish is at Bondi Beach, which could be a good location to book a cheap hostel in Sydney for those who want to crawl into bed straight after the attraction.
The 14km race - which has been wholly organised by the Sun-Herald, formerly known as the Sun - began 39 years ago after a newspaper clipping about the San Francisco Bay to Breakers was sent to the then-editor Jack Tier.
And the first race took place in 1971 with just over 2,000 entrants, of which two per cent were female. But in 2006 women outnumbered men in the event - which had 63,451 competing - for the first time in its history.
The best men's time is held by Steve Moneghetti with 40 minutes and three seconds, achieved in 1991, while Susie Power managed 45 minutes and eight seconds in 2001 to set the women's record.
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