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Melbourne to Warnambool no longer the longest one day race!

May 2, 2009
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The classic distance was always 260km. When they changed the route it became a longer race. It was often run in the opposite direction up until the 1950's. The discrepancy in times comes from the wind. A bad head wind has added hours onto the time in some years.