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IAAF org.: Johnson looks for second Great Run victory

The star attractions of Sunday

2004-10-10

Saturday 9 October 2004 Australian Benita Johnson, the reigning IAAF World Cross Country champion and South Africa’s Hendrick Ramaala are the star attractions of Sundays (10 Oct) BUPA Great South Run 10 miles race in Portsmouth, England, which has attracted a 15,000 entry.

Johnson targets flat, fast course
The 25 year-old Australian races only a fortnight after she destroyed a world class field to win the Great North Run half marathon in Tyneside, England.

”Now Im hoping to run reasonably quick and hopefully I can get in with a group of guys who will get the best out of me," said the 24-year-old Aussie star. Johnson hasn set herself a target, although well aware when training partner Sonia OSullivan set a course record of 53 minutes dead for the 10 miles race two years ago, it was then a world’s best.

"I haven a clue how fast I can run and Im not really aiming for a time but its very important that I perform well and hopefully clock up another victory ...


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