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Six athletes clocked Athletics Australia qualifying times for the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday morning, as race walkers from across the country descended on Melbourne for the Australian 50km Race Walking Championships.
The build up to the 2012 London Olympic Games steps up this weekend as Athletics Australia prepares to host its first three nomination trials in Melbourne (VIC).
Five medals and a top ten team finish is the expectation of the Flame team at the IAAF world championships in Daegu (KOR), according to Athletics Australia High Performance Manager and Australian Team Leader Eric Hollingsworth.
Australia's world record holder Nathan Deakes has added the 50km walk to his program for the world track and field championships in Japan later this year. Deakes, who had already been selected to race the 20km event, has now been picked to contest the 50km walk as well.
Newly crowned world champion walker Nathan Deakes is in line to collect a funding bonus from the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for his record feat.