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West Australian, Peter Bol, has broken his own Australian 800m record at the Paris Diamond League overnight. Bol stopped the clock at 1:44.00, wiping 0.11 of a second from his old mark, to finish second to Frenchman Benjamin Robert.
asmanian, Stewart McSweyn, has smashed Craig Mottram's 3000m Australian record, set in Athens in 2006, by a whopping 4 seconds.  Competing at the Rome Diamond League, McSweyn ran aggressively, confidently and with purpose from the gun. But an Australian record is just the start. McSweyn is now the 17th fastest 3000m runner in the history of world athletics. If he was an Australian swimmer, he would be a household name. McSweyn's time; 7:28.02, to Mottram's previous record of 7:32.19.  The run was also a 6.77 second personal best for McSweyn.
Shawn Barber, the Canadian pole vault record holder and 2015 world champion, passed away at 29 due to medical complications. Barber, known for his exceptional talent, died at his home in Kingwood, Texas. Despite health issues, he remained a kind-hearted person who put others ahead of himself, according to his agent, Paul Doyle.
In New York on Saturday (29/1), Australia's Ollie Hoare celebrated his 25th birthday with the biggest win of his career, when he beat a great field to win the prestigious Wanamaker Mile  New York's annual Millrose Games.
Sydney, Australia; 15 March - Three-time global medallist Eleanor Patterson is poised for a soaring homecoming in her first Sydney competition since 2020, with next Saturday’s Chemist Warehouse Sydney Track Classic celebrating her eagerly awaited return to the city she now calls home.
Jake Wightman, the current 1500-meter champion, found himself on a different track of humility — at his local bike store – as the fastest racers in the world prepared for last summer's world championships in Budapest. With his competitive spirit stifled by injuries, Wightman turned to cycling in an exercise that took place away from the running track.
The University of Pennsylvania's renowned Penn Relays once again showcased extraordinary athletic prowess spanning various age groups. Among the highlights of the 128th edition of this esteemed track meet held on Saturday, were the awe-inspiring performances by senior runners, particularly in the masters 85+ 100-meter dash.
Muir and Reekie are currently training independently at Loughborough University as they assess their options. However, sources indicate that the end of their partnership with Young could leave the athletes without a coach, just 15 months before the Paris Olympics.
British middle-distance runner Keely Hodgkinson is set to defend her European Indoor 800m title in Istanbul, as she prepares for the heats on Thursday. Hodgkinson rose to fame in 2019 when she won European Indoor gold in Poland, aged just 19.
                   

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