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Golden walk around Docklands

24 Mar 06 01:48

Australian gold medalist walker Nathan Deakes.

Australian gold medallist walker Nathan Deakes.

Australia's Nathan Deakes defended his Commonwealth Games Record in the Men’s 50km Walk with a record breaking performance.

Deakes completed the walk in 3:42:53, beating his own previous Games Record from Manchester 2002 by almost 10 minutes.

It was Deakes's second gold medal of these Games after he earlier won the 20km walk, which means he has defended the two walking titles he first won at the Manchester Games in 2002.

Deakes won in three hours 42 minutes and 53 seconds.

New Zealander Tony Sargisson grabbed the silver medal in 3:58:05 while Australia's Christopher Erickson took the bronze in 3:58:22.

Another Australian Duane Cousins was in the silver medal position but was cruelly disqualified after more than three hours of competition.

Harbour Esplanade is closed until 6pm between Latrobe and Bourke Streets, and until 4pm between New Quay Promenade and Latrobe Street. There will be no trams in Harbour Esplanade or Dockland Drive, including the Docklands sector of the City Circle trams.

The last free road races will be on Sunday 26 March with the Men's and Women's Road Cycling, around Carlton, the city and South Yarra. There will be closures on Punt Road, Swan Street Bridge, City Road and Alexandra Avenue from Saturday through to Sunday evening, so plan an alternative route or mode of transport.

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