Source: The Mercury, 19 March, 2001, p.9

Runners carry baton 661km for charity

SOME very tired runners 
finished the annual 48- 
hour charity relay run in 
Hobart yesterday with 
sore legs but happy 
   Runners chalked up an 
incredible 1654 spon- 
sored laps, or more than 
661km, and raised about 
$8000 for the Tasmanian 
division of the Heart 
   Organiser Nigel Hyland 
said it left the relay just 
short of its $100,000 
target over the past 12 
   "But it's a good effort 
and we want to thank the 
runners, helpers, 
sponsors and the public 
for a great effort," Mr 
Hyland said.

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