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By Paul Gains Ending nearly two years of speculation, Cam Levins has confirmed he will make his marathon debut at the 2018 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, October 21st. The 29-year-old native of Black Creek, British Columbia thereby joins one of the strongest fields ever assembled for this IAAF Gold Label race. The...
A new training regime has earned WA middle distance star Peter Bol his first win at the Leonora Golden Gift and bolstered his chances of being selected for the Rio Olympics. Nagmeldin Peter Bol left his family in Perth and moved to a new coach in Melbourne six months ago....
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The fastest marathoners in the world are competing on one of the fastest courses on the planet. Records are likely to fall come Sunday in Berlin. Eliud Kipchoge’s aim on Sunday is to break his personal best and attack the world record while Wilson Kipsang is equally primed for a record chase....
Caster Semenya breaks 600 m world best at ISTAF Caster Semenya crowned the 76th edition of the ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with a world best in the 600 m. The South African ran 1:21.77, improving the former 20 year-old mark from Cuba’s Ana Fidelia Quirot by almost one second....
Auckland’s Lisa Cross, in fact, had the first word. A jockey by trade, Cross added the Wellington half marathon to titles in Auckland and Christchurch over the years. She came to Wellington aiming at the race record of 1hr 17min 48secs set by Wellington’s Ruby Muir in 2017. The...
Japanese men’s race favourite Hiroki Yamagishi, 26, and US middle distance journeywoman Sara Hall, 34, scored stunning all-the-way victories in today’s ASICS Half Marathon on Queensland’s Gold Coast. More than 9,100 runners faced the starter in cool and ideal running conditions for the 21.1km race as part of the Gold...
Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull have both secured automatic nominations to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Melbourne Track Classic.
Athletics New Zealand has announced the 2018 Athletics New Zealand International Series. The series of five events across four cities will showcase New Zealand’s best athletes, taking on top international competition ahead of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Headlined by World Champion Tom Walsh and Olympic bronze medallist...
We’re certain you’ve heard that the 2020 Summer Olympics will now be held in 2021. In fact, the entire itinerary has been pushed by back exactly 12 months. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin on 23 July 2021 in the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo with over 11...