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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.
New Zealand long-distance runner Zane Robertson has been banned from competing for eight years after testing positive for a prohibited substance and tampering with the doping control process, according to the Sports Tribunal. Robertson, who won bronze for New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and participated in the last two Olympics, was found to have taken Erythropoietin (EPO), a banned substance, and tampered with the doping control process.
On Thursday, the Barkley Marathons in Morgan County saw three runners cross the finish line. Keith Dunn, who has provided live coverage for the event for many years, confirmed that Aurélien Sanchez, John Kelly, and Karel Sabbe completed the 2023 "world's toughest trail race" in less than 60 hours.
Hellen Obiri from Kenya and Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda secured wins in their debut at the United Airlines NYC Half, persevering through freezing temperatures and strong headwinds to claim their titles. Obiri set a new event and course record, clocking in at 1:07:21, which was 14 seconds faster than the previous record held by Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia from last year's race. The two athletes each earned $20,000 in prize money for their outstanding performances.
Faith Kipyegon, a two-time world and Olympic 1500m champion hailing from Kenya, is getting ready for her first major competition of the year. She'll be heading back to the Wanda Diamond League meet in Doha on May 5th, where she's hoping to start her season on a strong note.
Brisbane, Australia; March 20, 2023 -  The clock is ticking, the excitement is building and the adrenaline is flowing as the country’s top-tier talent approach the starting line of an historic edition of the Australian Track and Field Championships.  In 10 days’ time, Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre will play host to the 100th edition of the national event.
Molly Huddle, the three-time winner of the United Airlines NYC Half, is making a comeback to the race after a six-year hiatus. The 38-year-old athlete considers the event to be a significant turning point in her career, having triumphed in the race three times since her debut in 2014, defeating some of the world's top runners.
For three anti-doping rule infractions, including the possession and use of a prohibited substance and interfering with or attempting to tamper with any aspect of doping control, the AIU banned Nalyanya for eight years.
Millions of Australians are eagerly awaiting the accomplishment of Rohan Browning, the fastest man in the country, who is determined to break the 10-second barrier in the 100-meter dash. With a recent win in the men's competition at the Australian national championships and a timing of 10.02 seconds, Browning, known as the "Flying Mullet," has many people anticipating the day when he would break the elusive record.