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  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tarkine (takayna) (@tarkinerunning) Hoare Moves Into Serious Medal Contention With Oslo Mile: By Brett Davies Australia’s Ollie Hoare announced himself as a major contender for a medal in next month’s World Championships with his stunning run in Oslo on Thursday (16/6). The 25 year-old...
By Brett Davies On the weekend we saw the Great Manchester Run, where New Zealander Jake Robertson took out this major race on the British road racing circuit. Part of the Great Run series of annual races in Britain, this year’s race attracted the usual quality line up, both in...
A column by Brett Davies One problem all distance runners face – whether serious, non-professional athletes or recreational runners – is finding adequate time to fit in the sessions required to improve their performances, while doing everything else: work, study, taking care of kids, cooking and housework etc. One solution...
By Brett Davies Australia has had a surprisingly successful history at the World Indoors, especially since there are no standard IAAF 200m indoor facilities anywhere in the country. Also, they are invariably held in the northern hemisphere, generally around the time of our national championships and other big events. Australians...
In New York on Saturday (29/1), Australia's Ollie Hoare celebrated his 25th birthday with the biggest win of his career, when he beat a great field to win the prestigious Wanamaker Mile  New York's annual Millrose Games.
By Brett Davies On the 70th birthday of legendary New Zealand miler, Sir John Walker – who reaches his milestone birthday on the 12th of January this year – we take a look at his five greatest career performances, plus some other great achievements and we look at Sir John’s...
This year sees a very classy field. In the men's we have a number of the all-time fastest marathoners competing. Favourite for the race would be Birhanu Legese, who was second behind Kenenisa Bekele in his epic near world record in Berlin two years ago, where he ran 2.02.48. Part of the Jos Hermens stable of elite runners, he is very much a marathon specialist. He hasn't done much at major championship level, but has some very fast times under his belt and is consistent. 
The London Marathon was the brainchild of 1956 Olympic steeplechase champion, Chris Brasher, who had witnessed the success of the New York, Boston and Chicago marathons in the US, and saw the potential of a mass-participation running events and set his sights on producing something special - both for British and international elite athletes, and the running community at large.
Written by Brett Davies This weekend (Sunday 26/9) will see the return of the Berlin Marathon, arguably the world's premier marathon. The event began in 1974 and has been held annually on the last weekend of September - except for 2000, 2018 and of course, 2020, when it was cancelled...
Written by Brett Davies Athletics fans were treated to a very special edition of the annual Zurich Weltklasse meeting this year, and the final edition of the Diamond League more than lived up to expectations, with some close-fought competitions and top-tier world-class performances across the program. This year, we saw action...
                   

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