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Seven West Media and Athletics Australia have today announced a new streaming partnership that will deliver the 2021 Australian Track and Field Championships to fans across the country. The new partnership will see Athletics Australia’s live stream coverage delivered to fans on Seven’s market-leading BVOD platform, 7plus, with six and a half hours of coverage broadcast daily over eight days of competition.
Athletics Australia has confirmed the withdrawal of the Australian Team from the 2021 World Athletics Relay Championships, to be staged in Silesia, Poland on 1-2 May. The decision was made in light of the COVID-19 situation in Poland and greater Europe, with the safety and wellbeing of Australian participants at the forefront of the decision making process.   
I have always loved running, whether that be racing on the track, running the road for a marathon, chasing a football growing up, or running after my twin brother. Running has given me so much and I am not sure where I would be today without it. It is...
Julian overcomes some niggles to take out second in the Easter Half Marathon in Hobart. Brad enjoys the good weather in Canberra. Brady sharpens up ahead of the Canberra Half Marathon next week. Box Hill Classic Linden Hall reclaims the 1500m national record and becomes the first Australian female to break 4...
With only 100 places available, ‘The Pilliga Ultra; a run to keep the Pilliga Wild’, is a bucket-list, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run in a unique wild place, and stand united with the local community and Gamilaraay peoples against the destruction of our wild places.
World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich took 29 seconds off the world record to win the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Label road race, clocking a stunning 1:04:02 in the Turkish city on Sunday (4). The 26-year-old Kenyan, a winner of this race in 2017 and 2019, broke away...
First Australian woman ever sub-4.  Her time of 3:59.67 ranks her number 1 in the world for 2021, as of 2nd April 2021. Her time would have ranked her #3 for the 2020 year and #14 for the 2019 year.
ASICS is today announcing not one but two high-performance running shoes that take the power of human-centric design to the next level. In an industry first, METASPEED™ Sky and METASPEED™ Edge have each been scientifically designed with a distinct type of running style in mind. The new racing shoes help elite athletes to reach the top of their game, because they don’t have to adjust their running style to fit the shoe anymore; instead, ASICS is giving them high-performance shoes that support their running style.
This episode is brought to you by our coffee partners at St. Ali. Brad finally earns his Maccas at the Bankstown Invitational 5K, running 14:44. Julian’s stopped like a deer preparing for the upcoming Easter Half Marathon in Hobart. Brady pulls an all nighter after finishing 4th in the Collingwood Classic 5000m...
SYDNEY– Thousands of runners took to the streets of Western Sydney this morning, taking part in the extraordinary community fun run, NAB RunWest.  Following a turbulent year in 2020, the Western Sydney community turned out in force, with over 4,000 participants crossing the finish line, marking the largest mass participation event in Australia since the pandemic first hit.