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A Column By Matt Lynch

*** Before we get underway, I’d like to revisit Zango the triple jump medallist from Burkina Faso. On further research and advice from avid Doha Diary reader Dr Brian Roe, I should have awarded him the keys to Ouagadougou! https://www.instagram.com/p/B3C0axPIPvN/ The capital of Burkina Faso houses 2.2million people and you better...
By Matt Lynch - Runner's Tribe Now that the new year has come and gone, we begin our journey along the domestic yellow brick road towards the Australian Athletics Championships. There’ll be plenty of detours along the way coming in the shape of the “Summer Super Series”, as well as...
Sometimes being an athletics fan is hard. One moment, there’s absolutely nothing happening. Next minute, you don’t know where to look. Tonight, was one of those nights. After watching Solomon, Boden and Carli move on through to the semi’s & Buckingham and Klein make their debuts, there was a good 90min break...
In a new world full of point scores, raw scores, wind adjustments, bonus points and competition categories, the new qualifying system for Tokyo2020 has split the Track and Field world. This guide will aim to hopefully lead you through the ranking’s wilderness and out the other side with a clearer vision of what it’s all about.
Our land may be girt by sea, but tonight, at approximately 8:20pm, I was girt in a sea of green, as Kelsey-Lee Barber stepped onto the podium to receive her Javelin gold medal. We stood there, arm in arm, and belted out a national anthem that would make Tina Arena...
Another day in Doha and it started off like the rest. Quick bicep session in the gym in preparation for the media 800m, some freeze dried coffee and its off down Jawaan street for bus.
Tonight, I had some stuff written already because it was going to be a long night and I thought, I can prep some gear and get to bed earlier. But F%$% that, how good was that 400!!!!!! Naser went out like she was shot out of a cannon. Miller-Uibo was in...
Advertisement: Checkout RT ADDICT for premium athletics media Matt Lynch – Runner’s Tribe From the author: I’ve teamed up with @runnerstribe over the next fortnight to deliver a daily rundown of the 2019 @iaaf_athletics Championships direct from Doha, Qatar  The Doha Diaries will delve into the day to day life of one of the richest...
Day 9 - Basically, the best night of all-round athletics I’ve ever witnessed. You want a local hero returning to form and thrilling the crowd? Barshim did it all. He literally turned the Khalifa stadium into gridlock. With all the whinging going on about the small crowds, Barshim’s appearance in the...
Matt Lynch - Runner's Tribe From the author: As we approach the pinnacle of track and field, I’m teaming up with @runnerstribe over the next fortnight to deliver a daily rundown of the 2019 @iaaf_athletics Championships direct from Doha, Qatar 🇶🇦 The Doha Diaries will delve into the day to...