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RT Column By Grace Kalac At the conclusion of the 2006 Australian Cross Country Championships, an awestruck eleven-year-old Luke Mathews approached sixteen-year-old Ryan Gregson at Hobart Airport, hoping that Gregson would trade state team singlets with him. Mathews, who had won the Under 12s race the day before, had watched Gregson finish...
Written by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe On March 5th, Australians Josh Harris and Jack Colreavy toed the start line of the Lake Biwa Marathon in the hopes of soaring under the elusive 2:19.00 World Championship qualifier. The elite-only race, known for its field depth, ideal temperature, fast course and...
Written by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe Brad Scott achieved a wealth of international success. The Western Australian graced three Paralympic Games, amassing a hat-trick of medals before the age of 25. The sports fanatic well and truly achieved his childhood dream of donning the green and gold. But when Scott...
Gregson, Mathews, Williamsz - Aussie trinity of 1500m runners make it to the big dance Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast For the first time since 2006, three Australians will don the green and gold in the men’s 1500m final at the Commonwealth Games. This...
A Column By Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe At the 2014 Australian Junior Championships, a 17-year-old Georgia Griffith turned heads as she crossed the line in third place. She slashed three seconds off her personal best to clock 2:05.77, a World Junior Championship qualifier. While Griffith labels this performance as...
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...
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...
Nitro Athletics: Will it be a success?  Written by Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe On February 4th, 9th and 11th, Australian athletics will receive a facelift as Lakeside Stadium opens its gates to the three-day extravaganza of Nitro Athletics. Modelled in a similar fashion to Twenty20 cricket, it’s going to be...
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...
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...
                                 
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