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But that was before the whole sport was hit by a missile with the news that Peter Bol had returned an “AAF (adverse analytical finding) for Erythropoietin Receptor Agonists (ERA): rEPO (rEPO).” Synthetic EPO, in other words, which is a proscribed substance.
Athletics Australia has provisionally suspended 800m runner Peter Bol after an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) was detected in an out-of-competition doping control test on 11 October 2022.
Leanne Pompeani has had a phenomenal start to the 2022/23 season, kicking off with a victory at the open national 10,000m title at Zatopek in December. Her success continued as she placed second in the world cross-country trails, earning her a spot at the World Cross Championships in Bathurst....
Australian marathoner, Erchana Murray-Bartlett has accomplished a remarkable feat, having successfully run 150 marathons in as many consecutive days. The 32-year-old  embarked on her journey five months ago, starting from the northernmost tip of her country in Cape York and culminating at the southernmost point in Melbourne.    View this post...
Written by Michael Beisty “There are times when I run that the run is magic” (Herb Elliott 1981) (1)   “I plan to run right into the next life” (Harold Weiss 1978, a non-competitive Chicago runner) (2)  “The runner does not know how or why he runs. He only knows that he must...
The big picture numbers were more stable too. Australia got three medals in Tokyo – Nicola Olyslagers silver in the high jump, Moloney and Barber bronzes in the decathlon and javelin. It was three again in Eugene only this time Patterson and Barber contributed gold with Kennedy getting a bronze.
Written By Brett Davies Bathurst 2023 is just weeks away. Here is another of our World Cross Country Classics, looking at the history of the event. The World Cross Country Championships of 1984 were another engrossing championship. We saw two European veterans take the men’s and women’s senior titles, both of...
  Jim Walmsley is a legendary ultra runner, known for his multiple wins in the JFK 50 miler and Western States 100 miler, and considered by many to be the greatest American ultra runner in history. So, what does it take to train like one of the best in the...
So, with support from World Athletics and the Victorian government, the Melbourne Track Classic has been picked up, dusted off and will be presented at Lakeside Stadium on 23 February as the Maurie Plant Meet (MPM), a World Athletics Continental Gold meeting.
Written By Brett Davies With the World Cross Country Championships arriving in Bathurst in just 7 weeks, Runners Tribe is taking a look back at some of the memorable moments in the event’s five-decade history. In 1975, the Championships were held on the Soussi racecourse in Rabat, Morocco. The course,...
                   

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