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In New York on Saturday (29/1), Australia's Ollie Hoare celebrated his 25th birthday with the biggest win of his career, when he beat a great field to win the prestigious Wanamaker Mile  New York's annual Millrose Games.
Tokyo bronze medallist Ash Moloney is poised to win Australia’s first heptathlon medal at a World Athletics Indoor Championships, but an enduring knee problem has hindered him from performing at his peak in Belgrade, Serbia on Day 1 of competition.
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.
The American marathon star Keira D’Amato heads the women’s elite field for this Sunday’s BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The 37-year-old national record holder is the fastest woman in the field with her time of 2:19:12 and the only one to have broken the landmark barrier of 2:20. Organisers of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON have registered 45,527 runners from 157 nations for the 48th edition of the event. Germany’s most spectacular road race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) and is also a Platinum Label Road Race of the international athletics federation, World Athletics.
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So, with support from World Athletics and the Victorian government, the Melbourne Track Classic has been picked up, dusted off and will be presented at Lakeside Stadium on 23 February as the Maurie Plant Meet (MPM), a World Athletics Continental Gold meeting.
Initially developed and launched in the US by trail runner, Dakota Jones, Footprints is making its way to Australia, in partnership with Patagonia, with the very first camp being held April 20th-25th 2023 in Warburton, the lands of the Wurundjeri people, Victoria.
Brisbane, Australia; March 23, 2023 -  All roads lead to Brisbane for the business end of the 2023 Chemist Warehouse Summer Series, with Saturday’s Brisbane Track Classic, a World Athletics Continental Tour Silver Level Meet, attracting stellar fields less than a week before the 100th edition of the Australian Track and Field Championships.
Samwel Mailu was glued to the TV screen in Kenya when in October 2019 his idol Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna’s Prater Park. The sensational achievement made worldwide headlines. It was exactly on the same stretch of road in the Prater, where Samwel Mailu broke away from his remaining rivals on Sunday during the 40th Vienna City Marathon. “But I did not think about Eliud at this moment as I was not aware that it was exactly on this road where he was running in 2019,“ said Samwel Mailu. With around 10 kilometers left in the race, the 30-year-old went on to break the nine-year-old course record of the Vienna City Marathon with a time of 2:05:08 in warm conditions.
Two promising runners made a difficult decision to withdraw from the highly anticipated state track and field preliminaries following a week filled with online transphobic attacks and a toxic environment. Lorelei Barrett and Athena Ryan, who had been scheduled to compete, opted to prioritize their well-being and safety by refraining from participating in the 1,600-meter heats at Buchanan High in Clovis.