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Athletics News SPIKES, the official Skype Bot for the world of international track and field athletics, is launched today to mark ‘One Week To Go’ to the start of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (4-13 August). The bot, which was developed in collaboration with Skype, will go live directly and cover every angle of the...
Athletics Australia is saddened to confirm the passing of Olympic legend, Betty Cuthbert, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. An icon of athletics in Australia and around the world, Betty shot to fame at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, winning gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. She went on...
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will stage a unique contest on September 24: for the first time in the history of the event the top three marathon runners in the world will be on the start line as the Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa...
Kenyan Recho Kosgei collapsed with a near-three-minute lead and about a half-mile to go in the Warsaw marathon on Sunday. Ethiopia's Bekelu Beji ran past the collapsed Kosgei and went on to win the women’s race in 2:35:08. Kosgei did not finish and was eventually treated by medical staff. Last reports have stated that Kosgei...
Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim and Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium have been named the male and female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on Friday (24). Barshim, 26, was one of the most consistent and dominant athletes of the year. Starting with a 2.35m leap in...
Joseph Millar ran an excellent race to win the men’s 200m Commonwealth Games trial in at the Capital Classic meeting, recording 20.68. The winning time was just 0.24 outside the Games B standard. Second was William Smart in 21.55 while Alex Haye finished third in 22.12. The meeting was relocated...
Brad has a quiet week with strategic resting before heading to Albury for the City2City, taking 2nd place and prioritises post-race nutrition above all else. Julian’s plantar fascia settles to knock out some pretty strong sessions ahead of Melbourne Uni 5000m next Tuesday. Brady has an easy week...
Reigning 100m hurdles World Champion Sally Pearson (Qld) and three-time Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley (NSW) are today confirmed as Co-Captains of the Australian athletics team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Pearson has been selected for her fourth Commonwealth Games next month, where she will run in the 100m hurdles to defend her...
When the troubles and worries of everyday life get to you, it may be hard to find the right motivation to work out. While self-improvement, pertaining to the betterment of the body and mind, depends pretty much on ourselves in the end, still, a little extra incentive is always...
After a record-breaking blitz in the past two months, Jack Rayner and Jordan Gusman will face off over the 10k road distance at the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k starting in the Sydney Rocks precinct. Setting a course record of 28:33 at the Tasmanian Running Festival’s Launceston 10k, the third...
                   

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