Track & Field

26 year old Scottish middle distance runner, Jake Wightman, has had a fruitful 2020. After Covid-19 disrupted his Olympic and European Championship campaigns, Wightman went into a period of training, and experimented with more speed work. It's a strategy that has paid off for the Edinburgh based athlete. In Monaco, August 14 2020, Wightman stormed to 2nd on the all-time UK rankings list clocking 3:29.47. Only Mo Farah remains in front of Wightman, with this 3:28.81 set in 2013. It propels Wightman past some very famous names; Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, and of course Sebastian Coe.
MELBOURNE, September 11, 2020 - Athletics Australia has today confirmed that eight National Championship events that were due to be held in 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the health and wellbeing of athletes, coaches, volunteers, officials and staff.
For our earlier recap half-way through the championships check out  NCAA recap- Izzi Batt-Doyle grabs bronze as Hull, Hoare, McDonald, Ilarda line-up Morgan McDonald has shown why he is considered one of the most exciting Aussie distance runners going around by winning back-to-back NCAA 5000m titles.   McDonald always looked in...
Australian Nicola McDermott  has jumped a 5cm PB to finish 3rd at the Ostrava Golden Spike High Jump, a prestigious European event.
In news from America and France. Australian 1500m champion, Luke Mathews, has finished 4th in a 1500m race in Nancy, France.  The run missed the 1500m world champs qualifing time by .03 seconds.  Given his victory at the Australian championships, Luke is guaranteed a start in Doha if he can...
In a rough final, Bisset pushed through a number of knocks and checks in the final lap to dash clear in the straight to win in 2:01.20 ahead of Christine Hering (GER) in 2:01.87 and Docus Ajok of Uganda in 2:02.31. Fellow Australian Morgan Mitchell finished 8th in 2:04.19.
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women’s mile world record on Friday clocking 4:12.33 seconds, beating the 4:12.56 set by Russia’s Svetlana Masterkova in 1996.
Griffith University (QLD) Matt Denny has thrown an in stadium personal best of 65.27m in the men’s discus at the World University Games in Naples, Italy.
Australia's leading middle distance runner Stewart McSweyn has posted another impressive run at the London Diamond League clocking  13:05.48 for 4th. Fellow Aussie Patrick Tiernan finished in 8th with 13:12.68 and 4-time NCAA champion Morgan McDonald finished in 9th with 13:18.91. Both Tiernan and McDonald posted A qualifying times for the Doha World Championships in a few months time.   Australia had three other starters in the race; Brett Robinson finished 13th in 13:39, Sam McEntee 16th in 13:55 and the Australian champion, Jordan Gusman, DNF'd.
Olympic champion Caster Semenya will not defend her 800m crown at the World Championships in Doha in September after the Swiss Federal Court reversed it's previous ruling.