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Australian Abbey Caldwell set a new British Milers Club 800m record a few days ago in Manchester, England, stopping the clock at 1:58.92.  It marked one of the highlights of the first Saucony Grand Prix of the season.
Confirmed by Athletics Australia and UniSport Australia today, the Uniroos Athletics Team will consist of 11 past Australian representatives including two Commonwealth Games representatives, one World Athletics Championships representative and three athletes returning to the World University Games for the second time.
The well-known athlete from Botswana, Nijel Amos, recently opened out about his financial difficulties during an ongoing doping investigation that started with a positive drug test in June of last year. Astonishingly, the associated legal fees and travel costs have reached $67,000.
Botswana's Nijel Amos, who shares the distinction of being the joint-third-fastest 800m runner in history, has been banned for three years due to doping. Last June, Amos tested positive for GW1516, an experimental drug that modifies the body's metabolism but is too dangerous for human use.
Melbourne, Australia; April 28, 2023 - Australian athletics has experienced a surge in popularity and in its performances, as evidenced by record-breaking results achieved during the Chemist Warehouse Australian Summer of Athletics.
Seb Coe, the President of World Athletics, recently shared a heartwarming anecdote in an interview about a conversation he had with Norwegian middle-distance runner Jakob Ingebrigtsen during the World Athletics Championships last year. Ingebrigtsen had just suffered a defeat in the 1500m final, and Coe offered his congratulations, but the athlete did not respond with enthusiasm.
Mo Farah, one of the most successful long-distance runners in British history, has announced that he will retire from competitive racing after the Great North Run in September. This news comes after the athlete finished in ninth place in his final London Marathon and has previously stated that this year's event would be his last.
Brisbane, Australia; April 16, 2023 - Delta Amidzovski is now a step ahead of athletics royalty in her race to sprint hurdling dominance, with the 16-year-old demolishing the Australian Under 18 record of Olympic great at the 2023 Chemist Warehouse Australian Junior Championships today in Brisbane.
Melbourne, Australia; April 17, 2023 -  A strong contingent of Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games medallists will lead Australia’s campaigns at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest and the World Para Athletics Championships in Paris this year, with Athletics Australia confirming the first round of team selections today.
Commonwealth champion Olli Hoare has been named the recipient of the Bruce McAvaney Award for Performance of the Year as part of the Athletics Australia Awards for 2022.