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By Samantha Schrauth We scoured all junior results from across Australia in the latter half of 2018 and found 10 exciting juniors with huge futures. It’s always hard leaving so many talented athletes off the list, but below are 10 juniors loaded with talent, with the world at their feet. DAMITA...
By Len Johnson - Runner's Tribe I went bush walking this week. Nothing epic: a couple of nights’ camping in Victoria’s Grampians and walks to Mt Sturgeon and Mt Abrupt, and along the Wannon River to fill in the days. Until...
Winner of Ultra-Trail Australia - Kellie Emmerson, Uncut Over the last few years, HOKA ONE ONE athlete, Kellie Emmerson, has risen through the ranks to become one of the top ultra-trail runners in the world. Kellie has achieved numerous outstanding results accumulating in winning the 2018 Ultra Trail Australia 100km. Below...
STATE BY STATE DECATHLON - MALE By Matt Lynch The winner of the decathlon and heptathlon have long been heralded as “the world’s greatest athlete”, beginning when King Gustav V of Sweden told Jim Thorpe, "You, sir, are the world's greatest athlete" after Thorpe won the decathlon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. Australia has had...
Alexandra Roberts is a junior Javelin Thrower from Queensland, one of Australia’s best juniors and a World Junior representative. She blogged for Australian Athlete magazine edition 2. Below are some excerpts: By Alexandra Roberts DOB: 9 April 2001 Hometown: Forestdale, Queensland Coach: Brett Green Events and PB’s: Javelin Throw 500g 53.01m Australian Junior...
By Matt Lynch The IAAF recently released their qualifying standards for the 2019 World Track and Field Championships in Doha, taking place from September 27 to October 6. In many events the marks are harder than for the 2017 World Champs in London. Both marathon marks are faster – from 2:19:00...
By Justin Rinaldi At the start of the 2018 perpetration period, Joseph Deng, Peter Bol and I talked about the goals for the year ahead and what we wanted to achieve.  In order they were: 1. Finish first and second at the Commonwealth Games Selection trials. 2. Win a medal...
JACK RAYNER: TURNING DROSS INTO GOLD By Len Johnson “All the big Australian stars. Deek, Mona – definitely, I’d like to make a big impact like them in the marathon one day.” -  Jack Rayner For a year which is ending on a massive high, 2018 certainly did not start auspiciously for...
Just in time for Christmas; Runner’s Tribe and Athletics Australia brings you ‘Australian Athlete’ Edition 2.  Packed with exclusive content from Australia’s best athletes, coaches, and athletics journalists - from track and field, to road and trails. Juniors, opens, masters, and para-athletes -  we have it all in this 146 page...
(c) Runner’s Tribe Km’s run during testing process: 400 After a review not influenced by advertising dollars? Read on. New Balance’s Fresh Foam Beacon is an incredibly light weight trainer, a very versatile training shoe.  Made with an EVA midsole, the shoe is basic, but incredibly light, with a decent slab of...