Dual Olympic heptathlete and Commonwealth Games medallist Kylie Wheeler has announced her retirement from athletics, closing the book on an impressive career which spanned 13 years.
Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran the fastest ever 150m on Sunday in a street race held in a chilly and windy Manchester city centre. Bolt came home in 14.35sec, beating the previous best recorded by Italian Pietro Mennea of 14.8 in 1983. Britain's Marlon Devonish was second in 15.07sec.
With less than 100 days to go to the Berlin world championships, Australia’s established and emerging stars have produced a string of promising performances at the Osaka Grand Prix in Japan on the weekend.The charge was led by Tamsyn Lewis who had a brilliant day storming to an impressive victory
Sally McLellan will add another event to her schedule for August's track and field world championships if she can inspire the Australian 4x100m team to better the qualifying time in Osaka on Saturday.
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.