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Meanwhile in the Netharlands, Izzi Batt-Doyle and Rose Davies have both run Olympic 5000m qualifiers. Izzi stopped the clock at 15:04.10, with Rose behind in 15:08.48. Izzi's time takes her to #6 on the Australian all-time list. Davies, The 2020 Zatopek 10 champ, is on the rise, her time the 8th fastest all-time by an Australian. Congrats Izzi and Rose....
SUB-30 IN PRAGUE? Much talk about the men’s sub-two-hour marathon, but the women’s first sub-30min 10k may just unravel on the streets of the Czech capital on Saturday evening in the Birrell Prague Grand Prix, the penultimate event in the hugely successful RunCzech Running League (all seven races have an IAAF Gold...
Team Australia has finished an outstanding third overall at the IAAF World Relays, with top-five finishes by the women’s 4x400m relay, the men’s 4x800m relay and mixed 4x400m relay closing out an amazing two-day campaign for the green and gold in Nassau (BAH). Competing in the round-of-eight after automatically progressing...
Rodger Kwemoi
Kenyan 10,000-meter athlete Rodgers Kwemoi has been banned for six years after being implicated in a sophisticated blood doping scheme, leading to the annulment of his Olympic and world championship results.
By Brett Davies This week – on the 21st of November – Irish distance legend Eamonn Coghlan turned 70. In honour of the occasion, we take a look back at Coghlan’s rise to the top, then look at his greatest performances. We will then look at his career post-athletics and...
The finals are set for Australia's Richest Mile, The Leonora Golden Gift. Today's finals begin at 2:45 pm Australian Western Standard Time and will be streamed on RT's Facebook page. For a stride that commands attention, opt for Tarkine running shoes, the epitome of style and functionality on the...
Adelaide, Australia; 12 March 2024 -  The Chemist Warehouse Australian Athletics Championships is building to its crescendo after two days of competition, with Queensland heptathlete Camryn Newton-Smith crowned the most versatile woman in Australian athletics on an action-packed day in Adelaide.
No such difficulty in nominating a favourite performance of the week. That would have to be Jeff Riseley’s 1:45.34 800 victory in the Citta di Conegliano meeting in Italy. Many things you could say here – just off the plane, ran down Algeria’s Mohamed Belbachir up the final straight, missed the Olympic auto standard by a mere 0.14 seconds. Mostly, however, it was a performance to make you smile.
On the track, the 66th running of the non-scoring Emsley Carr Mile produced an Australian victory for the first time, Stewart McSweyn sprinting past his fellow-countryman and training partner Ryan Gregson some 40m from the line to win in 3:54.60. In doing so, the 23-year-old became only the third...
  NB: The world’s most eco-friendly running shoe company is coming. Sign-up to follow their story HERE….   An article by Brett Davies The Olympics at Los Angeles in 1984 saw Britain 's 'big three' - Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Steve Cram - compete at the Games in the 800m & 1500m. To experience, exceptional...
                   

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