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Birdman wins first Athletics Gold at GC2018

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Dane Bird Smith aka Birdman (Aus) edged a close race in a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:19.34 at the stunning Currumbin Beachfront.

The Australian finished four seconds clear of Englands Tom Bosworth, who claimed silver in a national record of 1.19.38
Samuel Ireri Gathimba (KEN) clinched a first Commonwealth Games race-walking medal for Kenya in bronze with a time of 1.19.51

“The last 500m hurt so much but I had everyone behind me (in the crowd) which made it so special,” Bird-Smith said.”

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