Paige Campbell wins Edgell Jog women's crown ahead of twin sister Holly

PAIGE Campbell beat twin sister Holly to the Edgell Jog finish line on Sunday in a sibling battle to be first woman across the line.

TOP TWO: Twin sisters Holly (second) and Paige (first) Campbell battled for the first woman home honours in Sunday's Edgell Jog. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 091816cejog5

TOP TWO: Twin sisters Holly (second) and Paige (first) Campbell battled for the first woman home honours in Sunday's Edgell Jog. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 091816cejog5

Little could separate the Warren sisters throughout the race but Paige Campbell was able to edge clear over the closing stages to win in a time of 27 minutes and seven seconds.

Her sister was just three seconds adrift.

The victory was one to savour for Paige Campbell.

“I love racing against Holly and we love racing against each other. She normally beats me so it’s good to get one up on her today,” she said.

“Certainly that a very tough course with those hills. This was my first time in this race so it was a big shock for me when I got to that hill. You can’t even see the top, it just keeps going.”

Holly Campbell pulled slightly ahead on the run up Esrom Street but Paige Campbell was able to reel that gap back on the downhill Lambert Street section.

Then on the Rocket Street ascent it was Paige Campbell’s turn to make a move.

The two continued to battle hard alongside each other but Paige Campbell got a break on Russell Street. 

“In the beginning we were wondering whether we should go after the blokes or not but they were pretty quick. She got a bit of a gap on me going up the hill but I just tried to run quickly down the hill,” she said.

“We’re track and field runners. This is our off-season so these are good race to keep the fitness up. We’re both at an open national level so hopefully we’ll be going to Tokyo 2020 in four year’s time.”

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