Aussies amass gold in Glasgow


LONG distance runner Michael Shelley likes to run alone when he's training for a big race, but he had all of Australia with him when he powered away to claim gold in the men's marathon in Glasgow.

Shelley pulled off a major surprise by beating a big contingent of African runners, going one better than his silver medal in the event at the 2010 Games in Delhi.

The win set the tone for a great day four, with seven other Aussies winning gold to keep us on top of the medal table.

Cyclists Matthew Glaetzer (keirin) and Stephanie Morton (sprint, pictured) were winners on the final day of action at the velodrome, while Jodie Elkington pocketed a gold medal in the para-sport long jump.

Our swimmers enjoyed another big day at the pool, winning four gold medals to help Australia stay ahead of England on the medal table.

Sprint king James Magnussen regained his crown from countryman Cameron McEvoy in the 100m freestyle, Ben Treffers won the 50m backstroke, Belinda Hocking took out the 200m backstroke and the men's 4x200m freestyle relay team set a new games record in winning that event.

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