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We thought we would bring back an old RT tradition and have a crack at ranking the top 10 performances for middle-distance and distance running for the 2022 year. Not an easy year for a job such as this, given the depth that Australia currently possesses. Records dropping like flies, and global medals, that just a few years ago seemed like pipe dreams, are becoming the norm.
And although the runners aren’t here by the hundreds (nor the mountain bike riders, nor the bushwalkers), there are people up here on the Bogong High Plains. The landslide half-way up the mountain has closed the normal direct access from Mt Beauty necessitating a longer round trip to come up the ‘back’ way via Bairnsdale and Omeo or Wodonga and Mitta Mitta. The trip is a little longer, the reward a little sweeter.
Written By Brett Davies With the Bathurst World Cross Country Championships less than two months away, we are taking a look at some of the greatest and most memorable of the Championships in their 50-year history. After a four-year hiatus, the Championships have returned and, for the first time ever, Australia...
The question can be asked of Sydney McLaughlin, whose deeds at the world championships in Eugene astounded us all. Her other-worldly world record of 50.68 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles final was the most stunning individual performance of a championships which saw two other world records – Mondo Duplantis’s 6.21 to win the pole vault gold medal and Tobi Amusan’s 12.12 in the 100 hurdles.
Readers of this column will know that I have never met a 10,000-metre race I did not like. “What never,” you ask. “No; never,” I re-affirm stoutly. “What never,” you repeat even more disbelievingly. “Well, hardly ever,” I reply, grudgingly giving an inch. To continue appropriating cliches - and to mix metaphors...
Matt Fitzgerald is an acclaimed endurance sports coach, nutritionist, and author. His many books include On Pace, The Endurance Diet, 80/20 Running, and How Bad Do You Want It? Among the lesser-known figures in Greek mythology is Proteus, a water god whom Homer describes in The Odyssey as “the Old Man of the Sea.” His signature...
Well, Sunday 4 December 2022, was quite the day in Australian marathon history, wasn’t it? It’s not every day the Australian marathon record gets taken down. And it’s a very rare day indeed – unique, in fact – when both men’s and women’s records fall on the same day. But that’s...
Australia's Erchana Murray-Bartlett began running from Cape York, Australia, to Melbourne and on Dec. 3, 107 days later, she set the Guinness World Record for running the most marathons in a row by a woman. But she's not finished though. Erchana will be completing a total of 150 marathons...
Written by Michael Beisty - Runner's Tribe Part 1: An Introduction to Wisdom ‘I’ve run at varying distances and intensities almost all of my life, probably because the primal unadorned simplicity of running appeals to me.’ (1) Until now I haven’t thought much about the differences in outlook between adult young distance...
A second Australian road record has tumbled in just a matter of hours, with Tokyo Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Sinead Diver shattering the Australian women’s marathon record by more than one minute in Valencia, Spain.
                   

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