Women's Marathon Milly Clark has beaten home two-time Olympic finalist Eloise Wellings at the Melbourne Marathon over the weekend. Clark, who raced the Rio Olympic Marathon in 2016, finishing 18th, now has a qualifier for next year’s world championships and Commonwealth Games. The tough Tasmanian also broke the Tasmanian marathon...
Ryan Gregson has continued his strong late year form, winning the Sydney Harbour 10km last weekend clocking 29:31, to defeat local hero Ben St Lawrence by 8 seconds. Gregson just last month won his first Noosa Bolt title. He is racking up the wins on the road before the track season gets underway. Gregson is no doubt building a tremendous base of strength, which will put him in good stead for the grueling and ultra-competitive 1500m and 5000m races that await him.
On December the 6th, it will be 40 years since we saw one of the great performances in Australian distance running history, when Robert de Castella won the 1981 Fukuoka Marathon in Japan, in a world record of 2.08.18. De Castella – known worldwide as ‘Deek’ – beat the 12 year-old record of fellow Australian Derek Clayton by 16 seconds and launched a marvelous career. At the time, however, de Castella’s time was not recognized as a world record. More on this later.
Runners looking for a new and exciting challenge can register for the ASICS World Ekiden 2021, a free virtual race which will be taking place November 10th - November 22nd AEST. Registration for the event begins October 4th and ends November 22nd at 11pm HST. This race will be inspired by the traditional Japanese Ekiden but will be 42.195 kilometres, the length of a standard marathon. Teams of six runners will be challenged to complete the marathon distance over six legs — 5km, 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, and 7.2km — for a total of 42.195 km. Frequently asked questions about this year's ASICS World Ekiden are addressed below.
NN Running Team are delighted to announce one of the world’s most gifted distance runners of her generation Letesenbet Gidey, the world 5000m and 10,000m record-holder, has joined the NN Running Team.
Olympian Jess Stenson (nee Trengove) competing in her first marathon in three years catapulted herself right back in the mix, clocking a PB of 2:25.13. Her time was amazingly the 4th fastest of all-time by an Australian and is the fastest ever by an Australian, on Australian soil.