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Australian PM Tony Abbott dons trainers for charity fun run

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has swapped his suit for running gear for a charity fun run in Sydney. He took part in the annual City to Surf

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has swapped his suit for running gear for a charity fun run in Sydney.

He took part in the annual City to Surf race alongside a visually impaired athlete and a group of police workers.

The event started in the early 1970s and raises millions of dollars for charities across Australia.

The toughest part of the 14-kilometre route is a steep incline called “Heartbreak Hill” at the half-way mark.

The first man across the finish line ran the race in just over 42 minutes. The first woman took around four minutes longer.

There was no winner’s podium for Abbot this time around. But he made it across the line and helped to further raise the profile of the popular charity event.