This is our second ever review for Under Armour, not a brand that many runners consider in their daily line-up, but they make legit shoes, and seem to busting some big moves. In the USA recently, they have announced the sponsorship of a new distance training squad, the ‘UA Dark Sky Distance Team’. Let’s hope the same programs roll out across Australia as well. Cash UA, our athletes’ need cash.The UA HOVR Phantom 2 is a high mileage everyday training shoe. Think Pegasus, Nimbus, Clifton, Triumph etc. This shoe feels good, looks good, and rivals all of those.We took our pair through 140km of road and trails.
Evans Chebet of Kenya has defended his title at the Boston Marathon, surging ahead at Heartbreak Hill to win the prestigious race in a time of 2:05:54. In the women's race, two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 5,000m, Hellen Obiri, won in a sprint to finish in an unofficial time of 2:21:38, completing the Kenyan sweep.
Women's Marathon Milly Clark has beaten home two-time Olympic finalist Eloise Wellings at the Melbourne Marathon over the weekend.   Clark, who raced the Rio Olympic Marathon in 2016, finishing 18th, now has a qualifier for next year’s world championships and Commonwealth Games. The tough Tasmanian also broke the Tasmanian marathon...
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.
Alberto Salazar, the previously Nike backed US based coach who took Mo Farah to four Olympic gold medals and six world titles, has lost his appeal. Salazar was banned for a series of doping violations, read more on the violations HERE.
Olympian Brett Robinson will go down in history as the fastest Australian man over 42.2km, after breaking Rob de Castella’s 36-year-old Australian marathon record at the Fukuoka International Marathon this afternoon.
Olympian Jess Stenson (nee Trengove) competing in her first marathon in three years catapulted herself right back in the mix, clocking a PB of 2:25.13. Her time was amazingly the 4th fastest of all-time by an Australian and is the fastest ever by an Australian, on Australian soil.
Let’s start with the basics. Pokies are known as many things around the world. Fruit machines is a common term for them in the UK, whereas the Aussies simply call them pokies or slots, as do the Americans, while the Japanese refer to them as pachFoislo. As you can see, essentially, pokies are slot machines, all based around the fun pastime of gambling. Visit any casino and you will see row after row of these, with punters often queuing up to play and enjoying games for hours on end - such is the user-friendly popularity of pokies around the world. 
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.
New York - In a remarkable display of talent and determination, Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola, the reigning world champion from 2022, clinched a resounding victory at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. Tola's triumph was nothing short of extraordinary as he not only claimed the top spot but also shattered the longstanding course record, finishing in an impressive 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 58 seconds. This remarkable feat erased the previous record of 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 6 seconds, set by Geoffrey Mutai back in 2011. Tola's victory was accentuated by near-ideal running conditions on the day, with a temperature of 52 degrees, clear skies, and a gentle 2 mph breeze at the starting line.