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Sally Pearson of Australia gives the thumbs up after the Women's 100 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Twenty-six of Australia’s best are confirmed as starters at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships in August.

Riseley creates history

30 March 2015
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Jeffery Riseley celebrates winning the Mens 1500m Final during the Australian Athletics Championships at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre on March 29, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Six more athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson, have confirmed their selection to the Australian Team bound for Beijing 2015.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21: David Rudisha of Kenya leads Jeffrey Riseley of Australia in the Men's 800 Metre Run during the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge at Lakeside Stadium on March 21, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games finalist Jeff Riseley headlined a contingent of eight Australians who qualified for Beijing 2015 at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge.

Eleanor Patterson claims gold at Australian Junior Championships

Eleanor Patterson equalled her own national under 20 high jump record to win gold at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.

Dani Samuels competes in the womens discus final during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park on March 14, 2015.

Home-town favourites Brandon Starc and Dani Samuels shone at the Sydney Track Classic.

Australia’s Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld.) has stormed to victory in her first 100m hurdles race of the season, at the 2015 Queensland Track Classic.

Jeffrey Riseley of Australia competes in the Men's 1500m Heats at the National Stadium on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Jeff Riseley has taken out the men’s 800m from national record holder Alex Rowe at the Adelaide Track Classic.

Jared Tallent wins silver in the men's 50km race walk

A dominant display from Jared Tallent has guaranteed his victory for a seventh time at the Australian 20km Race Walking Championships.

Nina Kennedy of the West Australian Institute of Sport reacts after clearing 4.59m and breaking the World Junior Record in the Womens Pole Vault during the 2015 Perth Track Classic.

Seventeen-year-old Nina Kennedy is the toast of international athletics after she performed the biggest ever leap by an under 20 aged athlete outdoors.

Alex Rowe (Vic) could become the nation’s fastest ever 800m runner in his own right this Australian Athletics Tour, with confirmation today that world record holder David Rudisha (KEN) will compete at upcoming events in Sydney (NSW) and Melbourne (Vic).