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Ryan Gregson (Vic) and Patrick Tiernan (Qld) are London 2017 bound after ensuring their automatic selection in the men’s 1500m and men’s 10,000m respectively on a big day for Australian athletics across the globe. Stopping the clock in a season best 3:34.56 behind winner Elijah Managoi (KEN, 3:31.90) at the...
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Replay: Nike's Breaking2 sub-two-hour marathon attempt The BREAKING2 run will take place in Monza, Italy on Saturday morning when Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese will all attempt to do what no runner has ever done before: run a complete marathon in under 2 hours. All three racers will...
Record-Holders, Olympic Finalists to Clash at Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 11 Minneapolis Riverfront Course to Host More than 2,500 Runners St. Paul, Minn. – May 4, 2017 – Medtronic TC 1 Mile record-holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose mark he eclipsed last...
Uganda’s youngster Robert Chemonges is the winner of the 15th METRO Marathon Duesseldorf with a personal best. The 19-year-old clocked a fine 2:10:31 in windy conditions, which should secure qualification for the World Championships’ marathon in London this summer. Norway’s Weldu Gebretsadik took second with 2:11:16 and also qualified...
The 2017 IAAF Diamond League starts next week and the traditional opening meeting in Doha has assembled some of the sport’s top stars to get proceedings underway for the eighth year of the series. The IAAF is also happy to announce the return of the Fantasy Diamond League. As in previous...
Josphat Ndambiri goes for course record in Duesseldorf Returning to the marathon after injury problems Kenya’s Josphat Ndambiri hopes to reignite his career in Sunday’s METRO Marathon Duesseldorf. Speaking at a press conference today the 32 year-old former Fukuoka Marathon champion said that he intends to attack the course record...
Third marathon, third personal best and a first victory: Nancy Kiprop had every reason to celebrate at the Vienna City Marathon. The Kenyan took the 34th edition of the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday and clocked the second fastest time ever in the events’ history. Nancy Kiprop improved to...
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...
London Marathon Aussie Highlight - Lisa Weightman took 50 seconds of her PB to finish 5th and record the 3rd fastest all-time Australian marathon for women with 2:25:15.  London Marathon - Elite Aussie Results Place overall Place gender Place category Name Club Runner no Category Half Finish 10 10 10 » SHELLEY, Michael (AUS) 18 18-39 01:05:28 02:11:38 35 5 5 » WEIGHTMAN, Lisa (AUS) 110 18-39 01:12:26 02:25:15 40 10 10 » TRENGOVE, Jessica (AUS) 113 18-39 01:12:43 02:27:01 49 19 19 » PANAYIOTOU, Melanie (AUS) 124 18-39 01:15:30 02:35:25 54 23 23 »...
Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto triumph in Hamburg
 Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto grasped the top honours in the 32nd edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. In a tight men’s finish Ethiopia’s Mekonnen held off the Olympic Marathon Champion from 2012, Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Mekonnen clocked 2:07:26...
                   

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