There is a new podcast in town, brought to you by Sub-4 miler and Olympian, Jon Rankin, and his business parter and former collegiate distance runner, Bryan Green. Check out episode 8 where the two chat to athlete manager Merhawi Keflezighi.
Sydney, Australia; March 13 2021 – It was a night for the history books at the Sydney Track Classic as world and national records tumbled, Tokyo qualifying standards were set and Australian 5000m national titles were won. Setting the tone for the night was Michael Roeger (SA, Philo Saunders) who in blistering heat ran 14.00.25 to break the 5000m T46 world record. Placing third in the 5000m Open B Final, Roeger slashed more than six seconds off his previous world record set in 2018.
"This is absolutely huge for Peter, who claims innocence, and I would back him all the way there, knowing Peter," Telford said.
risbane, Australia; March 27 2021 – Australian sprinter Rohan Browning(NSW) has made history at the Queensland Track Classic tonight, becoming the first Australian male athlete to qualify for the 100m at the Olympic Games in 17 years. But it wasn’t just Browning that impressed at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre, with Catriona Bisset (VIC) and Linden Hall (VIC) both running sub 2 minutes in the 800m to each clock their second Tokyo qualifiers.
Kelsey-Lee Barber (QLD) is on top of the world once more, becoming the first Australian athlete since Catherine Freeman to win back-to-back world titles when taking out
West Australian Matthew Ramsden has dropped a 1500m PB in Belgium overnight, clocking 3:34.08. Amazingly, this incredibly talented athlete will not be lining up in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics. He finds himself 4th in line, in what is unarguably the strongest era in Australian 1500m running, ever.
Seven West Media and Athletics Australia have today announced a new streaming partnership that will deliver the 2021 Australian Track and Field Championships to fans across the country. The new partnership will see Athletics Australia’s live stream coverage delivered to fans on Seven’s market-leading BVOD platform, 7plus, with six and a half hours of coverage broadcast daily over eight days of competition.
Athletics Australia can confirm that a vote from both Little Athletics Australia and Athletics Australia’s member associations did not achieve the support level required for the unification of the two bodies to become Australian Athletics.
Wearing the green and gold at the historic Hayward Field is something Jessica Hull (NSW) is well familiar with.
It may be going a step too far to acclaim Magic Monday, day four of track and field competition at the Sydney Olympics, as perfect. Just as with records, one great day of athletics competition can eventually be surpassed by another. But it would be fair to say that anything better, even by the merest poofteenth, would have been perfect. Topped by Cathy Freeman’s resounding victory in the 400 metres, a victory which, even if for a moment only, united a nation, reconciling Australia with a past it has all too often wished out of existence, the day’s nine finals generated wave after wave of emotion which, as they mutually reinforced each other, grew into a tsunami.