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Vale: Albie Thomas

28 October 2013
One of Australia's greatest distance runners Albie Thomas broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games, was a dual Commonwealth Games medallist and after his career he coached and worked tireless for his athletics club.

ATHLETICS: After a year long illness Albie Thomas died on the morning of Sunday October 27, 2013 and the athletics’ world lost one of its greats.

Sally Pearson of Australia hugs Sharon Hannan after her victory in the women's 100 metres hurdles final during day eight of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.

ATHLETICS: Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson has ended one of the most successful partnerships in Australian sport, parting ways with coach Sharon Hannan.

The late Basil Dickinson competes in the triple jump at the Berlin 1936 Games and attending the Kapyla Club reunion at Sydney Rowing Club in 2009.

Australia's oldest surviving Olympian, Basil Dickinson, a track and field athlete from the 1936 Berlin Games has passed away at the age of 98.

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge presents the Olympic Order to Kevan Gosper during the 125th IOC Session on September 10, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AOC: Australia’s most senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Kevan Gosper has been awarded the Olympic Order in silver.

Kimberley Mickle of Australia competes in the Women's Javelin final during Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Mickle won the silver and her teammate Kathryn Mitchell was fifth.

ATHLETICS: Kim Mickle has closed the Australian campaign at the World Championships in stunning style by winning silver in the women’s javelin.

(L-R) Silver medallist Sally Pearson of Australia, gold medallist Brianna Rollins of the United States and bronze medallist Tiffany Porter of Great Britain pose after the Women's 100 metres hurdles final of the IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 17, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

Sally Pearson has backed up her Olympic title with a remarkable silver medal in the women’s 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Australian Zoe Buckman sits just off the lead with 800m of the 1500m final to run. She eventually placed seventh. Onsando Obiri of Kenya pictured was third and Jennifer Simpson of the United States second. Gold was won by Abeba Aregawi of Sweden at Luzhniki Stadium on August 15, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: The outstanding performance of Zoe Buckman (Vic) at these IAAF World Championships has ended with a strong 7th in the final of the women’s 1500m.

Jared Tallent of Australia wins the 50km Walk bronze medal on Day Five of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Luzhniki Stadium on August 14, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: Three-time Olympic medallist Jared Tallent has delivered a performance even better than his surname suggests at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow

(L-R) Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon of Kenya and Zoe Buckman of Australia lead the field in the Women's 1500 metres semi final during Day Four of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 13, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

ATHLETICS: Australia will field its first ever women’s 1500m finalist at the IAAF World Championships after Zoe Buckman (ACT) smashed her personal best to win her semi-final in Moscow.

Dane Bird-Smith of Australia competes in the Men's 20km Race Walk final during Day Two of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships on August 11, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. The Queenslander placed 11th.

ATHLETICS: Up and coming walking wunderkind Dane Bird-Smith (Qld) has finished a remarkable 11th in the men’s 20km race walk on debut at the IAAF World Championships.