OLYMPICS

The day begins with the toughest event in athletics, the men's 50km walk. The ironmen of the sport will battle for 4 hours in brutal conditions (30 degrees, 70% humidity @ 09.00). The Pole Dawid Tomala looks the goods and can emulate his legendary countryman, multiple gold medallist, Robert Korzienowski. Kawano (JAP) and Hilbert (GER) will go well and Aussie Rhydian Cowley could be in the top ten.
Both Zoe Hobbs and Eddie Osei-Nketia qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and were invited by the IOC to compete in Tokyo. But Athletics New Zealand (ANZ) have denied them selection, arguing that both would struggle to make it into the top-16.
West Australian Peter Bol has broken the Australian 800m record at the Tokyo Olympics. Running in heat 1, Bol sat in second for most of the race, and finished strong crossing the line also in second.  Easing up over the line, Bol still managed to break the Australian 800m record clocking 1:44.13.  Not hard to see Bol dipping significantly under 1:44.00 in either the semi-final or final.
In the much-anticipated women’s 1,500, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon takes home the Olympic Gold to become double Olympic Champion! Leading into the final lap, the three favourites were all in contention to win. But Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic Champion pulled away over the course of the final lap to retain her title!
Australian Olympian, Jessica Hull, finished second at a track meet in California just two days ago (July 18). Hull clocked 4:00.73, just off her PB of 4:00.42. The winner was Josette Norris who became the 9th American woman to ever break the 4:00.00 barrier for the 1500m. Her winning...
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. 
“I think most Australians would be absolutely shocked to learn just how little funding there is for athletes,” Peter Bol’s manager James Templeton 
How good is American 800m runner Athing Mu!  Still a teenager, at just nineteen-years-of-age, the Olympic 800m Gold medal is Mu's for the taking if she brings her A-Game to Tokyo. 
Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with...
New Zealand great Nick Willis has titled the Tokyo Olympic 1500m men's final as the 'Greatest of all-time'.  Nick is punching out some awesome vids - links provided below.
                   

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