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).
ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld.) has won her highly anticipated Australian Athletics Tour showdown with rival sprinter Melissa Breen (ACT).
ATHLETICS: The Canberra Track Classic will play host to the 100m rematch of Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen.
Teenage sprint sensation Jack Hale made a sensational Australian Athletics Tour debut at the Athletics Classic, easily winning the men’s 100m.
ATHLETICS: Athletics Australia President David Grace QC will ask the IAAF to implement immediate action concerning the doping of Russian race walkers.
ATHLETICS: Champion Australian walker Jared Tallent admits he's lost some motivation to compete after the man who beat him for a London Olympic gold medal was banned for doping in 2012 but allowed to keep the title and defend it in Rio next year.
ATHLETICS: Brett Robinson (ACT) and Eloise Wellings (NSW) have taken out the Australian men’s and women’s 10,000m national championships respectively at the Zatopek:10 athletics meet at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium this evening.
Australia and New Zealand will send athletes to the next Asian Indoor Games in 2017, following an accord with the Olympic Council of Asia.
RIO 2016: Swimmers could have their worlds spun upside down with the release of a proposed midnight finish for swimming finals at the Rio Olympic Games, while athletics finals will return to the morning for the first time since Seoul 1988.
ATHLETICS: Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AO MBE has been afforded international athletics’ highest honour