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By Grace Kalac - Runner's Tribe In the twilight of a perfect summer’s evening in Melbourne, over 7000 spectators anxiously ambled into Lakeside Stadium. It worked for Twenty20 Cricket. It worked for Fast5 Netball. But would it work for track and field? For many, attending the inaugural event was for one...
Super Saturday at Carrara – Aussies represent with pride on the penultimate day of athletics The Australian Gold Coast 2018 track and field team today continued their medal streak on the field, concluding the final day of competition with two additional medals. High jump sensation Nicola McDermott lit up Carrara...
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...
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...
2016 IAAF World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz: Meet The Aussie Middle Distance and Distance Team By Grace Kalac for Runner's Tribe Runnerstribe caught up with twelve of Australia’s up-and-coming middle distance and distance stars, as they prepare for the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The Australian Spark U20 Athletics...
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...
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...
When the stories mean more than the medals - LaCaze and Mitchell overcome adversity to run before a home crowd Written by Grace Kalac – Runner’s Tribe – Reporting from the Gold Coast There was no way a foot injury and a gangrenous appendix was going to stand in the way...
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...
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...
                             
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