Rachel Tallent has been added to Team Australia for the IAAF World Championships, as Georgia Griffith continued her rapid rise in the women’s 1500m on a big weekend of athletics.
Former Olympic and world champion Sally Pearson has wrapped up her overseas tour with third place in the 100m hurdles at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica.
With the pacing help of training partner and best mate Ryan Gregson (Vic), Luke Mathews (Vic) ran a world championships qualifier in the 1500m on the weekend.
The month of May saw Aussies podium in canoe sprint, water polo, cycling and rugby sevens in Europe and America; while the Australian Diving and Gymnastics Championships ensured crowds were entertained closer to home.
Olympic semi-finalist Linden Hall (Vic) has taken another step in her elite athletic career posting an IAAF World Championships qualifying time for the 1500m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene (USA).
Olympians Jessica Trengove (SA), Milly Clark (NSW) and Jeff Hunt (NSW) will headline a six-strong marathon contingent at the IAAF World Championships, with Athletics Australia Selectors today confirming starters for the 42.195km race at London 2017.
The Australian Summer Universiade team has previously seen the likes of Catherine Skinner, Annabelle Smith and Dane Bird-Smith don the green and gold for their nation and university, prior to becoming Rio 2016 Olympic medallists.
Five years after the 2012 Olympic Games, the athletics world is ready once again to focus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium as London plays host to the 2017 IAAF World Championships from 4-13 August.