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.
Dani Stevens (NSW, nee Samuels) is brimming with confidence after a 66.47m throw to place second in the women’s discus throw at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai (CHN) overnight.
Five Australians will be competing in Shanghai for the second round of the IAAF Diamond League this weekend, including in-form Fabrice Lapierre (NSW) who won the long jump competition last year.
Ryan Gregson (Vic) and Patrick Tiernan (Qld) are London 2017 bound after ensuring their automatic selection in the men’s 1500m and men’s 10,000m respectively on a big day for Australian athletics across the globe.
Australian duo Ryan Gregson (Vic) and Genevieve LaCaze (Vic) will be on the search for qualifying times for the upcoming IAAF London World Championships in the season opener of the Diamond League in Doha this Friday.