Melbourne GP’s marathon ordeal: Bloody confusion, and ‘spontaneous solidarity’

Melbourne-based Dr Howard Goldenberg was competing in the prestigious event for the fourth time, as a fundraiser for a respite centre based near the starting line, when he was told of the attack by a spectator.

“I plodded to the 35-kilometre mark when a spectator offered me a slice of orange. His kindly young face looked troubled. ‘There have been explosions near the finish line. The marathon has been temporarily suspended’,” Dr Goldenberg wrote in a

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