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The stage is set for the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha (QAT) and our Australian Flame are ready to take on the best para-athletes from across the globe. Set to compete across ten days of athletics action at the Suhein bin Hamad Stadium, the same venue that hosts the...
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Matthew Denny has broken through with a huge throw in Townsville, QLD. Denny threw 80.48m to unofficially break the Australian Junior Record for the hammer throw. It was the first time Denny had thrown over 80m for the hammer throw (6kg), after previously throwing 79.11m in Germany back in...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved BOSTON (11-Oct) -- Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera made triumphant returns to Boston today, claiming wins here at the 15th annual B.A.A. Half-Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Making decisive moves in the final...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved CHICAGO (11-Oct) -- The Windy City lived up to its name here today, further challenging the elite athletes competing in the 38th Bank of America Chicago Marathon who had to run this Abbott World Marathon Majors event for the...
Gladys Chesire runs world lead in ASICS Grand 10 Berlin, Joshua Cheptegei breaks Ugandan 10 k record despite windy conditions Kenya’s Gladys Chesire clocked a world leading 10 k time of 30:41 at the ASICS Grand 10 Berlin, becoming the ninth fastest woman ever at this distance. She was followed...
She claimed victory as a 14-year-old debutant at the 2015 World Championships, and now Isis Holt (VIC) has done it again. Soaring across the finish line in the 200m T35 final, Holt gave it her all to take out gold in 28.47s (+0.3), and reclaim the number one spot she had lost...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved BOSTON (10-Oct) -- In running, careers have a funny way of coming full circle. Sometimes when an athlete least expects it, she finds herself back where she began. Such is the case for Caroline Rotich this weekend, back at the...
Athens at the heart of the Marathon Eliud Kipchoge, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Gladys Cherono and Mare Dibaba are the candidates for the 2015 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards Athens, the birthplace of the Marathon, will be the focus of attention for the international running scene for three days from November 6 to...
(c) 2015 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved BOSTON (08-Oct) -- On a recent afternoon at the Boston Athletic Association's offices here downtown, Emma Bates sat alongside her boyfriend and spoke of the future. Steps to her left stood the Boston Marathon's iconic silver trophy, complete with the famed silver...
An Australian Flame team of 50 para-athletes has today been confirmed to lead the green and gold charge at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha (QAT) next month. Boasting reigning world champions Evan O’Hanlon (ACT) and Scott Reardon (ACT), who were preselected earlier this year, the squad has...