Stawell Gift makes triumphant 2021 return as Australia’s richest footrace

The winner of the men’s event in the Stawell Gift says he trained religiously during lockdown, but nothing could have prepared him for the “amazing” victory as the race returned after being cancelled last year.

Victorian sprinter Edward Ware won the men’s event, while the women’s race was won by South Australian Hayley Orman.

Last year’s cancellation of the 120-metre, $40,000 race was the fifth in its history since 1878.

Ware, who ran in his third final, told Channel Seven he had trained hard…

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