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The Australian record holder over 1500m and 3000m has announced to the world that he has left his Covid related disruptions in the rear-view mirror and returned to the pointy end of world-class middle-distance running. 
  There is a new 800m contender in town, and he has been flying under the radar.  Hailing from Sydney, and coached by the well-known Ben Liddy, Jye Perrott’s stock is rallying hard. The smooth flowing Perrott is backed by James Templeton, the famous manager who looks after Peter Bol...
West Australian, Peter Bol, has broken his own Australian 800m record at the Paris Diamond League overnight. Bol stopped the clock at 1:44.00, wiping 0.11 of a second from his old mark, to finish second to Frenchman Benjamin Robert.
Jack Rayner has obliterated his old 5000m PB by 28 seconds at Oslo's famous Bislett Games, clocking 13:06 to move to 3rd on the Australian all-time 5000m rankings list. Only legends Craig Mottram and Stewart McSweyn have run faster. He moves past close friends Collis Birmingham and Brett Robinson, and is doing so moves Robinson out of the top-10 list.
On a historical day for Australian middle distance running, Oliver Hoare has broken Stewart McSweyn's Australian (and Oceanic) mile record at Oslo's Bislett Games.
Joseph Deng's doubters have been sent a death blow, with the second fastest Australian of all-time over 800m (1:44.21 set in 2018), announcing his return to form, clocking 1:44.69 at the 'Meeting National de l'Est Lyonnais', in France.
Five reigning Olympic champions showed their supremacy with victories at the 41st edition of the FBK Games in Hengelo on Monday (6), with Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis shining brightest of all, clearing 6.01m in the pole vault – the highest outdoor clearance this year.
Australia's Georgia Griffith has posted the third fastest 1500m ever by an Australian. In the Norwegian town of Jessheim, Griffith was paced by Ellie Sanford and won the race comfortably by approximately 50-60m.  Her time of 4:00.16 is also a Commonwealth and world champs qualifying time. After her second place at the Australian championships over 1500m, Griffith looks good to toe to line in Oregon and Birmingham.
Good riddance Covid, and welcome back to elite interstate stars to one of the most iconic middle distance events on the annual calendar.  $7000 and a one ounce gold nugget is once again up for grabs, with the top-8 finishers all receiving prize money. Below is your preview for the 2022 Leonora Golden Gift elite mile races.
Jessica Hull has continued her good form placing second at the Birmingham DL overnight in the women's 1500m.  Hull clocked 4:03.42, to finish just behind England's Olympic 1500m silver medalist, Laura Muir.
                   

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