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More than 70 of the world’s finest para-athletics marathon racers will be in action at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April as the IPC Athletics Marathon World Cup returns to the streets of the British capital. Four reigning marathon world champions plus five previous World Cup...
Reigning gold medallist Scott Reardon (hamstring), podium-finisher at the last world titles Torita Blake (lower back), and discus thrower Daniel Kirk (personal reasons) have been forced to withdraw from the 9th World Para-Athletics Championships about to get underway in Dubai (November 7-15).
Athletics Australia
Athletics Australia is pleased to announce the expansion of its High-Performance department, with the addition of three new positions to its structure. Previously Head of High-Performance Systems, Andrew Faichney will move into the role of General Manager - High Performance, while Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson will re-join the Athletics Australia family as Technical Athlete Consultant. Leisel Jones will bring her passion for athlete wellbeing to the role of Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement Coordinator.
With just 121 days until the Tokyo Paralympic Games begin, Michael Roeger (ACT) and Jaryd Clifford (VIC) have broken the world records in their respective classes at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney this morning. Proving unstoppable, Roeger recorded his fourth consecutive marathon world record when he crossed the line at 2:18.52 to slash 40 seconds off his personal best. The record came as no surprise for the 32-year-old, who made his intentions clear this morning as he set off for his final marathon attempt before the Tokyo Games this August.
Paris, France; July 12, 2023 - One-hundredth of a second was all that stood between Chad Perris and bronze on Day Four of the World Para Athletics Championships, but it was one-hundredth of a second that allowed his class and character to shine as he led the way for the nation’s rising stars.
Athletics Australia is excited to share the announcement of the Seven Network’s coverage plan for the upcoming 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. For the first time, Australian audiences will have the chance to cheer on the Australian team of 35 athletes live and exclusively on 7PLUS, as well as watch the daily highlights on 7TWO from the World Para Athletics Championships, held in Dubai from November 7-15.
Re-Published with thanks to http://athletics.com.au/ Medals aplenty during first week of Paralympics Pure athletic talent and stories of achievement over adversity have compelled viewers during the first week of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. At the athletics, Australia has claimed 12 medals to sit equal seventh on the total medal tally. With one gold, four...
‘Advance Australia Fair’ sounded throughout the medal plaza for the first time at the Dubai World Para-Athletics Championships, when Jaryd Clifford received his 1500m gold medal on Friday night. And the very next ceremony had Clifford’s training partner and Australian teammate Michael Roeger collect his silver medal for the same distance in his arm amputee class.
Paris, France; 11 July 2023 - With a combined total of seven global gold medals and four world records to his name, James Turner has never lost at a World Para Athletics Championships. It’s a winning streak that the sprinter has no plans of relinquishing on Day Three in Paris, as Australia looks to climb the medal table.
The IAAF Diamond League continues in Eugene (USA), Rome (ITA) and Birmingham (GBR) in the coming fortnight. Linden Hall (Vic) will fly the flag at the Prefontaine Classic after clocking a new personal best of 4:04.47 to stake her maiden claim for Rio 2016 selection earlier this month, while the...