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This week we take a look at some of our female athletes who are all at a critical stage in their individual careers. All four athletes that we focus on below are at different stages in their careers, but essentially are all looking for one thing - success on the international...
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1 - Seyaum, Dawit | ETH | 4:01.86 -- 2 - Martinez, Brenda | USA | 4:04.58 -- 3 - Grace, Kate | USA | 4:06.75 -- 4 - Duncan, Melissa | AUS | 4:06.93 -- 5 - Lagat, Viola Cheptoo | KEN | 4:11.08 -- 6 - McGee, Cory | USA | 4:11.49...
David Rudisha (KEN) will headline the international charge at the upcoming IAAF Melbourne World Challenge and Perth Track Classic. The world 800m record holder, Olympic champion and current world champion, Rudisha’s start ensures that the 27-year-will compete in the middle-distance-mad Melbourne (Vic) for a fifth time, while his confirmed entry...
A bounty of Australia’s best sprinters will descend on the nation’s capital today for a 4x100m relay training camp, ahead of competition at the Canberra Track Classic this weekend. Coming together for a three-day program that is designed to improve relay running technique and build camaraderie among the developing stock...
Australian record holder Alex Rowe (Vic) will launch his 2016 campaign at the Adelaide Track Classic on Saturday 20 February. Competing in the men’s 800m, Rowe’s start marks his first competitive hit-out since July 2015 and provides him with a great opportunity to join Jeff Riseley (Vic) and Josh Ralph...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved BOSTON (13-Feb) -- Any questions as to whether Meseret Defar is the same athlete now as she was before giving birth to baby daughter Gabriella last June were defiantly put to rest here at the New Balance Indoor Grand...
Birkinhead 21.21m Shot Put is World Class Damien Birkinhead is making up for lost time after missing selection for the 2015 World Championships by the barest of margins. In 2016 he has simply been outstanding, with two world class performances - 20.80m in Christchurch and then a superb 21.21m effort...
By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved LOS ANGELES (12-Feb) -- On a day that will be remembered for the harsh wrath of mother nature and its crippling heat, Galen Rupp and Amy Hastings ran their way to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics here at the...
Hobart (Tas) has been declared the home of shot put after record breaking performances by both Damien Birkinhead (Vic) and Todd Hodgetts (Tas) at the Briggs Athletics Classic. Throwing a meet record, personal best and Rio 2016 qualifier, Birkinhead’s best mark of 21.21m moves him to second on the Australian...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved LOS ANGELES (11-Feb) -- Since he won the NCAA 5000m title in 2008, Bobby Curtis has hovered near the top levels of USA distance running.  Although he's never won an open national title, he's made it to the IAAF...
                   

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