Jana Rawlinson remains hopeful of defending her 400m hurdles world title in August, despite separating from her husband and coach. Rawlinson, 26, confirmed on Monday she is battling to save her marriage to her husband of three years, former Commonwealth 400m hurdles champion Chris Rawlinson.
Australia's leading track and field athletes will be given every chance to stake an early claim for the London Olympics after a surprisingly large team was named for the Berlin world championships.
Tamsyn Lewis has become the first Australian to claim national titles in the 400m, 400m hurdles and 800m track events and in the process she has surpassed Raelene Boyle and Catherine Freeman on the list of all-time national title-holders after capturing her first 400m hurdles title in Brisbane.
If one-lap star Sean Wroe and 400m hurdler Tristan Thomas deliver the goods at the Australian track and field championships starting today, both will owe a considerable debt to an American superstar. Having won the 400m at the recent big domestic meets in Sydney and Melbourne, Wroe will start
Dual Olympic medallist Jared Tallent came within a second of his personal best time to win his second successive national title in the 20km walk in Melbourne on Saturday.
Asafa Powell and Sally McLellan both defied a strong headwind and the coldest day in Melbourne this year to dominate the sprints at the World Athletics Tour meet on Thursday night.
Steve Hooker fell short of a personal best in the pole vault, but the Victorian and fellow Beijing Olympic medallist Sally McLellan still showed their class at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday night.Olympic champion Hooker was in a league of his own at Olympic Park,