Aussie based Ben Ashkettle unofficially set a new national record in the Men’s Half Marathon on the 7th of this month at the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff.

Picture credit: Suva Marathon Club and Athletics Fiji

Ashkettle ran in an impressive 1:07:36 to break the old record of 1:07:57 that was set by Binesh Prasad in 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

Ben, now a regular at the annual Island Chill Suva Marathon for the past 2 years, was recently inspired by Fiji’s win at the Olympics in the Men’s 7’s and started applying for citizenship the same year and is now a proud holder of a Fijian Passport.

The Melbourne native with maternal links to Lautoka finished 29th out of 3,567 competitors in the Men’s Senior Category and 31st overall out of 19,095 runners.

Click here for full and official results.

Story by: Eugene Vollmer, Athletics Fiji (11/10/2018)

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