Rising American superstar Xavier Carter and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will put a world-class gloss on the sprints in the upcoming grand prix meets in Sydney and Melbourne.
Walker Jane Saville has decided to end an athletics career that garnered an Olympic Games bronze medal and three Commonwealth Games gold medals, but will forever be remembered for one race she didn't finish.Saville, 34, has decided to retire and put more of her time into helping improve the health and fitness of Australians
Beijing Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker has opened his 2009 campaign on the best possible note, posting a new personal best and clearing the magical six metre mark for the second time in his career at the 102nd Millrose Games in New York.
Olympic gold medallist Steve Hooker OAM will come face-to-face with the man he defeated in a heart-stopping Olympic battle in Beijing when he jumps against Russian Yevgeniy Lukyanenko in Australia this summer.
Australia's Craig Mottram is aiming to break the eight-minute barrier when he contests the two-mile race at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meet in London on Friday night.The race at Crystal Palace will be Mottram's last before the world championships, starting in Osaka on August 25.
Monaco is renowned for being the playground of the rich and famous, however it was our Australian athletes who took centre stage overnight in the glamorous municipality, led by supermum Jana Rawlinson who recorded her fourth-fastest time ever in the 400m hurdles to claim her sixth victory from seven starts.
Commonwealth Games champions Kym Howe and John Steffensen have been joined by four-time national 100m champion Joshua Ross in producing their first ever World Athletics Tour wins at the IAAF meeting in Madrid.It was an impressive night for Australian athletes with four podium placings and a personal
Experienced campaigners Tamsyn Lewis and Matt Shirvington are the latest additions to the Australian team for the 11th IAAF World Championships which kick off in Osaka, Japan, in 39 days time.Australia will send a team of 43 athletes to the world titles which commence on August 25
Jana Rawlinson made it back-to-back wins, Steve Hooker returned to the winners list and Craig Mottram and John Steffensen both won silver medals in an impressive night for the Australians at the British Grand Prix in Sheffield overnight.In a much anticipated contest, Mottram was monstered by one of the best distance
The retiring South Australian Governor Marjorie Jackson-Nelson has been awarded the Olympic Order, the highest award given by the International Olympic Committee.