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Ella Nelson: The Best is Yet to Come By Grace Kalac for Runner's Tribe The start of the 2016 season for rising sprint star Ella Nelson could not have been more flawless. By April, twenty-two-year-old Nelson, coached by Sydney’s Michael Dooley, had surpassed the Olympic qualifying standard numerous times, and boasted...
From Nitro to Indoor – No Rest for our Skippers By Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe Australia’s current premier distance runner Ryan Gregson has claimed his fourth race win in under a fortnight, winning the mile race at the AIT International Grand Prix meet in Athlone, Ireland on Wednesday in a...
Small’s big day - Day 5 morning recap Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast Sixteen-year-old Keely Small has raced beyond her years in the women’s 800m heats. She hung on for sixth in a fast-paced first heat, racing superbly to clock 2:00.81 to finish...
Happiness and heartbreak on Day Six at Carrara Stadium Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast It was a tumultuous day of athletics on day six of the Commonwealth Games, which left the track and field team with an abundance of mixed emotions. The men’s 4x100m...
Family ties – Parent-child coaching partnerships thrive on the Gold Coast Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast When an athlete wins a medal at a major championships, they often take the time to thank both their coach and their parents for their ongoing support...
By Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe Linden Hall has written her name in the history books after running 4:00.86 at the Prefontaine Classic, surpassing her former coach Sarah Jamieson’s Australian record by 0.07. Hall finished sixth in the red-hot field, with the first four runners all dipping under the four-minute mark....
Written by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe The Leonora Golden Gift, Australia’s richest outback mile, returns in 2018 bigger than ever. Each year, the event draws middle distance stars from all over Australia to Leonora, a regional mining town in Western Australia. National champions, junior sensations, and Australian representatives alike...
Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast In a testing night of Aussie track at Carrara Stadium, para sprinter Evan O’Hanlon has won gold in the T38 100 metres, Celia Sullohern has finished a credible sixth in the women’s 10,000 metres, and Georgia Griffith,...
A column by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe It was April 2016 and Melissa Duncan was at the top of her game. She had received automatic selection into the Australian Rio Olympic team to contest her pet event, the 1500 metres. Just a few weeks earlier, the Melbourne Track Club...
Steve Dinneen: Balancing Act - feature by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe “If you want something done, give it to a busy person” is one of Steve Dinneen’s favourite sayings. On a standard day, he is out the door by 6.25am, ready to treat his first osteopathic client at 7am. He’ll...