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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).

Sally Pearson leads Melissa Breen into the finish line in the womens 100 metres during the 2015 Canberra Track Classic.

ATHLETICS: Sally Pearson (Qld.) has won her highly anticipated Australian Athletics Tour showdown with rival sprinter Melissa Breen (ACT).

Sally Pearson of Australia competes in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: The Canberra Track Classic will play host to the 100m rematch of Sally Pearson and Melissa Breen.

Jack Hale of Tasmania wins the men’s 100 metres during the Briggs Athletics Classic on January 25, 2015 in Hobart, Australia.

Teenage sprint sensation Jack Hale made a sensational Australian Athletics Tour debut at the Athletics Classic, easily winning the men’s 100m.

Jared Tallent of Australia in action during the Men's 50km Walk on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

ATHLETICS: Athletics Australia President David Grace QC will ask the IAAF to implement immediate action concerning the doping of Russian race walkers.

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

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.

Eloise Wellings competes in the Women's 10,000m Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

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.

Carmen Marton wins gold at the 2013 World Championships in Puebla, Mexico.

Australia and New Zealand will send athletes to the next Asian Indoor Games in 2017, following an accord with the Olympic Council of Asia.

Eloise Wellings of Australia competes in the Women's 10,000m Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

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.

Shirley Strickland competes in the 80m hurdles at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.

ATHLETICS: Australian triple Olympic gold medallist Shirley Strickland de la Hunty AO MBE has been afforded international athletics’ highest honour