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Jessica Trengove competes during the Women's Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: More Australians than ever will battle it out in the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS) after Athletics Australia today confirmed the selection of an additional six charges to compete in one of the toughest events in sport.

Genevieve LaCaze of Australia poses during an Athletics Australia Olympic Media Day at Tonbridge Training Camp, 2012 in Tonbridge, England.

ATHLETICS: Queenslander Genevieve Lacaze will compete in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships after running 9:37.62, an IAAF World Championships A-Qualifier, to win at the Ponce Grand Prix in Ponce (PUR) yesterday.

Sally Pearson of Australia poses next to the timing screen after setting a new Olympic record of 12.35 in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Reigning world and Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson is unlikely to race again until July after re-injuring her hamstring.

Benn Harradine competes in the Men's Discus Throw Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England.

ATHLETICS: Queenslander Benn Harradine has announced his return competitive athletics in unbelievable fashion by smashing his own Oceania and Australian record in the men’s discus throw.

Ben St Lawrence runs in the 2010 Zatopek Men's 10,000m in Melbourne, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Ben St Lawrence has produced a magnificent victory in the men’s 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational to ensure his selection for the IAAF World Championships.

Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus competes with Sophie Muir of Australia during the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010.

FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.

Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus competes with Sophie Muir of Australia during the women's speed skating 500 m on day five of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Richmond Olympic Oval on February 16, 2010.

FUNDING: Australian national sporting organisations have today learnt their funding allocations from the Australian Government for 2013-14 with Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chair John Wylie AM announcing the breakdown in almost $120 million in government investment.

Kelly Hetherington of VIC celebrates after winning in Women 800m Open during day four of the 2013 Australian Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre on April 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Twenty-five outstanding athletes are officially headed to the IAAF World Championships in Moscow (RUS), with Athletics Australia Selectors today confirming the addition of 14 automatic selections to the Australian Flame team after their performances at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships this past weekend.

Brandon Starc of NSWIS clears 2.28m at the Athletics Nationals to secure selection for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

ATHLETICS: The National Championships concluded on Sunday with numerous outstanding performances and emotion charged results to round-out the 2012/2013 domestic season.

Josh Ross of Victoria competes in the mens 100 metre open during the Adelaide Track Classic at Santos Stadium on February 16, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Coveted selection to the Australian Flame will be up for grabs at the Qantas Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney (NSW) on April 11-14.