Marathoner smashes Gold Coast 10k record

Olympian Lisa Weightman has smashed the 14-year-old record at the 10km race as part of this weekend's Gold Coast marathon festival.

Weightman, who will compete in the marathon for Australia at next month's Olympics, clocked a personal best time of 32 minutes and 17 seconds to beat the previous race record of 33:26 set by Kylie Risk.

Weightman beat home Olympic triathlon representative Emma Moffatt in the race which is a precursor to Sunday's Gold Coast marathon.

It was 33-year-old Weightman's fastest 10km just a fortnight after clocking a personal best at the Launceston 10km event.

"I wasn't expecting that at all - that was my best run ever," the 2010 Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist said.

"My previous best time was 32:45 which I clocked at the Launceston 10K two weeks ago. To have two PBs in two weeks is amazing."

Last year's winner Melanie Daniels from Tasmania placed third in 34:42.

In the men's event, Toowoomba's Patrick Tiernan won in 30:34.

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