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Australian 3000m steeplechase runner Ben Buckingham has posted an 8:24.39, to finish 5th at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.  The Australian steeplechase champion, James Nipperess, in the same race clocked 8:30.48 for 7th.  The race was won by Finnish athlete Topi Raitanen, who clocked an impressive 8:19.57.
SURF COAST CENTURY
Rapid Ascent is excited to begin the 100-day countdown to the 2021 Surf Coast Century, an incredible 100km ultra marathon to be held on the Surf Coast on the 11th of September. The milestone of the 10th edition was marked with a gathering of 10 local runners including Surf Coast Shire Councillor Kate Gazzard, on the final leg of the race course at Point Roadknight in Anglesea, Victoria.
Brad continues his athlete’s and own preparations for Gold Coast Marathon. Julian’s still searching for answers for his achilles tendon and manages the mental strain. Brady goes through the week’s workouts and logistics of getting to Launceston. Sifan Hassan set the new Women's 10000m World Record in 29.06 at the FBK Games...
Just two days after Sifan Hassan clocked a world 10,000m record of 29:06.82 in Hengelo, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey – competing on the same track in the Dutch city – improved the mark by five seconds with 29:01.03* to win the Ethiopian Trials on Tuesday (8). The world silver medallist, who...
“Job done,” said Brit Mark Scott just minutes after he outkicked Mo Farah to win the UK  title and earn his ticket to the Tokyo Olympics. Mo Farah, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medalist in both the 5000m and 10,000m events, was handed his first defeat over 10,000m for just under 10 years. Farah's finishing time, 27:50:54, was also his slowest since 2014. 
Fraser-Pryce's 10.63 is the fourth-fastest time ever recorded, and the fastest any woman has run the 100 since Flo-Jo ran the three fastest times ever in 1988 (10.49, 10.61 and 10.62).
Sifan Hassan added another landmark moment to her already glittering career by lowering the 5-year-old world 10,000m record at the FBK Games in Hengelo today.
It was a West Australian affair at the 18th Leonora Golden Gift. Sinead Noonan and Ben Chamberlain, took honours in the blue ribbon elite mile events, in West Australia's Goldfields.  Covid-19 restrcitions, saw local WA showdowns on the Main Street of Leonora, a small outback town nestled amongst some of the biggest mines in the world.
West Australian 800m runner, Peter Bol, is Tokyo bound. The Australian champ, posted 1:44.88 on the Gold Coast today, at the Oceania Invitational Meet.
The heats are set for tonight's Leonora Golden Gift elite mile. The program begins at 5pm sharp. Men's Elite Mile Heat 1 Ben Chamberlin Matt Smith Kai Luke Metzner Sam Mileham Ki Hehir James Chansbury Men's Elite Mile Heat 2 Luke Graves Kiran Tibballs Jaco Van Rensburg Jordan Mayston Dylan Bailey Women's Elite Mile Heat 1 Danielle Graham Sienna Hanikera Sinead Noonan Ruby Patterson Ellie Glands Kate James Emma Phiippe Women's...