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Written by Brett Davies This weekend (Sunday 26/9) will see the return of the Berlin Marathon, arguably the world's premier marathon. The event began in 1974 and has been held annually on the last weekend of September - except for 2000, 2018 and of course, 2020, when it was cancelled...
Written by Callen Goldsmith (science graduate and avid runner). It feels obvious that knocking back a protein shake after a training session will make you, in the words of Daft Punk: “harder, better, faster, stronger”. I mean, everyone seems to be doing it must work, right? I’ve had a fair...
20-year-old Keely Small has signed with the Oregon Ducks.  One of Australia's best middle distance talents, Small won the women's 800m at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and the 2019 Pacific Games. She also competed in the 800m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where she became the fastest ever Australian junior over 800m clocking 2:00.81.
The G.O.A.T. Eliud Kipchoge is a huge fan of Australian Stewart McSweyn, it would seem. “I am always following him, I always say McSweyn is not limiting himself and that’s why he is going very hard. In the 1500 and in the mile, McSweyn is the future. He is the future of the 800, he is the future of the 1500 and the 3000m. He is the future of the 5000m and even 10,000m.
Alberto Salazar, the previously Nike backed US based coach who took Mo Farah to four Olympic gold medals and six world titles, has lost his appeal. Salazar was banned for a series of doping violations, read more on the violations HERE.
September 15, 2021 - World Athletics and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2022 have agreed to postpone the championships, which was scheduled to be held in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 19 February, 2022. The event will now take place on Saturday, 18 February, 2023 in Bathurst, Australia.
Olympic fourth place finisher Peter Bol has finished the season of his life, by crossing the line in fourth at the Zagreb Diamond League. Bol ran aggressively and was leading down the home straight, just running of steam over the final 50 metres.
Inside Running Podcast (podbean.com) This week's episode of the Inside Running Podcast is brought to you by PILLAR Performance - Australia’s first clinical sports micronutrition brand. Available now at selected pharmacies including Terry White Chemmart, specialty sports nutrition stores and online at pillarperformance.com.au Brad gets some physio treatment to sort last...
Francine Niyonsaba broke the world 2000m record at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial, clocking 5:21.56* at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Zagreb on Tuesday (14). Buy now from the Runner’s Tribe shop The Burundian, who last week won the Wanda Diamond League title at 5000m, followed the pacemakers for...
Kenya’s Agnes Tirop took 28 seconds off the long-standing women-only world record for 10km*, while Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi set an outright world 5km record of 14:30* at the adizero Road To Records event in Herzogenaurach on Sunday (12). Tirop, the world 10,000m bronze medallist, put in a decisive surge with...