It was an interview and photo-op on the run, literally.
Canberra Liberals leader Zed Seselja was joined by his federal leader Tony Abbott on an early morning jog around Lake Burley Griffin as they sought to put the controversy of Mr Abbott's role in the campaign behind them.
The Canberra Times, along with a hardy group of Canberra Liberals activists, were invited along for a stretch of the legs with the famously fit federal Opposition Leader.
Mr Abbott had a simple riposte to opponents who had taunted Mr Seselja for two days, accusing him of "hiding" his federal leader.
"Well, here I am," Mr Abbott said.
"It's great to be out with Zed, he's doing a great job and I think is a serious chance to be our first coalition Chief Minister in the ACT since Gary Humphries in 2001."
Mr Abbott echoed his local leader's message that the election strategy was local and not national, despite Mr Abbott's "private" appearances at Liberals' campaign fundraisers.
"Obviously, I've got a national focus and Zed, quite rightly, has been very much focused on the ACT," Mr Abbott said.
"But I certainly didn't want to find that Zed had gone through polling day being neglected by his federal colleagues because the Liberal Party is one big team around the country and the success of any Liberal helps all Liberals."