Olympic champion Steve Hooker knows how close he is to pole vault immortality - breaking the long-standing world record of the sport's undisputed king, Ukrainian Sergey Bubka.
Olympic champion Steve Hooker has broken the Australian, Oceania and Commonwealth pole vault record in leaping to victory at the Boston Indoor Games in the United States. Hooker cleared 6.06 metres to become the second highest vaulter in history
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.