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A 3:32.17 win for Stewart McSweyn over 1500 in Zagreb on Tuesday night (15 September), was a national record of sorts, the second, 7:28.02 two days later for third over 3000 in Rome, was some sort of national record, taking down no less than the great Craig Mottram by some four seconds.
Jessica Hull broke the Australian record for 1500 metres in Berlin on Sunday (13 February), taking it down to 4:00.42 in finishing third behind Britain’s pair of Lauras, Muir and Weightman.
asmanian, Stewart McSweyn, has smashed Craig Mottram's 3000m Australian record, set in Athens in 2006, by a whopping 4 seconds.  Competing at the Rome Diamond League, McSweyn ran aggressively, confidently and with purpose from the gun. But an Australian record is just the start. McSweyn is now the 17th fastest 3000m runner in the history of world athletics. If he was an Australian swimmer, he would be a household name. McSweyn's time; 7:28.02, to Mottram's previous record of 7:32.19.  The run was also a 6.77 second personal best for McSweyn.
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If a higher stack height, coupled with a carbon fibre plate and the correct foam, is correlated to more speed, then Asics must have another theory in mind. The Asics is more of a traditional racing flat, but with an extra springy ride thanks to the carbon fibre. There is ample ground feel, and the cushioning feels mild. A vastly different feeling to the Vaporfly road racing shoes so many are used to. Horses for courses.
Ryan Gregson retains his Australian 1500m record, set in 2010, for now.  Tasmanian Stewart McSweyn has continued his superb form, winning the 1500m in Zagreb, Croatia, in dominant fashion.McSweyn asked for a pace of 1:52 through 800m.  After an awkward start, in which he seemed to miss the gun, the rabbit didn't hold to his end of the bargin, taking McSweyn through the 800m split just over 2 seconds slower than planned. McSweyn then took the race into his own hands, gapping the field and going for a long run for home. He tried his best to make up for lost time, splitting a 55 second third lap and a 1:52 final 800m. His official winning time; 3:32.17.
But Hull wasn't done. In what is perhaps her pet event, the 1500m, most were assuming it was just a matter of time before Linden Hall's mark of 4:00.86 set in 2018 would also fall. In Berlin, conditions were ideal for Hull.  A pacemaker was arranged for Scottish star Laura Muir, the rabbit went out on sub-4 1500m pace. Hull sat in behind second place finisher Laura Weightman for the majority of the race. The Steve Cram coached English athlete was just a little too strong for Hull, but it gave her the perfect rabbit, as they raced just milliseconds apart over the final 200m.
This is our second ever review for Under Armour, not a brand that many runners consider in their daily line-up, but they make legit shoes, and seem to busting some big moves. In the USA recently, they have announced the sponsorship of a new distance training squad, the ‘UA Dark Sky Distance Team’. Let’s hope the same programs roll out across Australia as well. Cash UA, our athletes’ need cash.The UA HOVR Phantom 2 is a high mileage everyday training shoe. Think Pegasus, Nimbus, Clifton, Triumph etc. This shoe feels good, looks good, and rivals all of those.We took our pair through 140km of road and trails.
MELBOURNE, September 11, 2020 - Athletics Australia has today confirmed that eight National Championship events that were due to be held in 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the health and wellbeing of athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and staff.
We are back with the one of the most successful daily trainers of all-time, the Nike Pegasus. Nike’s Peg 37 comes with some significant changes from the 36. Namely, the use of React Foam throughout, instead of Nike’s Cushlon foam used in the 36. There is also an extra 2mm of cushioning, and changes made to the outsole. We took our pair through 160km of road and trails.