Steeplechaser Matthew Clarke, is off to his first Olympics. Clarke dropped a bomb a few weeks ago when he managed a 10 second PB to get within 0.62 seconds of the Olympic Qualifying time of 8:22.00. Clarke clocked 8.22.62 in Townsville, oh so close to the Olympic standard.
Giles has sent a message to his Olympic competitors, that he is in form, and ready to challenge for a medal at the fast-approaching Tokyo Games. Giles has smashed an in-form Clayton Murphy, who is red hot after winning the U.S. Track and Field Olympic trials. Many Americans have been assuming Murphy would move into favourite consideration for Tokyo. But he finished 3rd in Hungry, outclassed by two Olympic threats from the UK, Elliot Giles, and Jamie Webb.
Kiwi miler Nick Willis, is off to his fifth Olympic Games at 38-years-of-age. Willis is New Zealand's only two-time Olympic medalist in the 1500m; he won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and bronze at the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. He is also the 2006 Commonwealth Games 1500m champion.
Nicola McDermott has broken her own Australian record (previously 2.00m), clearing 2.01metres at the Stockholm Diamond League. The jump confirms Nicola as a serious medal contender for the fast approaching Tokyo Olympics.
West Australian Matthew Ramsden has dropped a 1500m PB in Belgium overnight, clocking 3:34.08. Amazingly, this incredibly talented athlete will not be lining up in the 1500m at the Tokyo Olympics. He finds himself 4th in line, in what is unarguably the strongest era in Australian 1500m running, ever.
In a dream race at the Oslo Diamond League Australian Stewart McSweyn has broken Craig Mottram's Australian mile record, winning the prestigious race in 3:48.37. Stewie is now the 22nd fastest man in history over the iconic mile distance.
New South Welshman Ed Trippas has pulled off a last second miracle, posting an Olympic 3000m steeplechase qualifier, on the final day of the Olympic qualification window. Ed produced the run of his life, to clock 8:19.60 to launch himself to number 3 on the Australian all-time list, well inside the Olympic qualifying time of 8:22.00.
The 2016 Rio Olympic 1500m champ, and fellow Nike athlete, Matthew Centrowitz, has thrown his support behind Shelby Houlihan, who is staring down the barrel of a four year ban for testing positive to nandrolone.
The favourite for Gold in the women's 400m hurdles at the fast approaching Tokyo Olympics, has been cemented firmly in the hands of Sydney McLaughlin.
With time running out to quality for the Tokyo Olympics, Charlie Hunter has clocked the second fastest ever 800m by an Australian, stopping the clock at 1:44.35 in Portland. Running for the university of Oregon Hunter missed Joseph Deng's Australian record by just 0.14 of a second.