Brad gets through a rare patch of dry weather in Canberra and back into Deek’s Quarters.
Julian grinds through his biggest week of mileage with Nipsey Hussel, then left beaming after Ellie’s run in Sapporo.
Brady puts in a big mileage in anticipation of race week before lockdown strikes again.
Peter Bol, with the nation behind him, came 4th place in the Men’s 800m after a brave performance where he led from the front for most of the race.
Men’s 800m Final Result
Men’s 1500m Oli Hoare ran 3:36.09 and Stewy McSweyn 3:36.39 to progress in their first-round heats, while Jye Edwards avoided a collision in a slower paced heat to finish with a 3:42.62. Both Stewy and Oli advanced into the final, where Stewy McSweyn took the lead and gave himself every chance until the final lap where he was caught and passed by the field, finishing seventh overall while Oli finished eleventh.
Dave McNeill in the Men’s 5000m ran 13:39.97, just missing out the final based on placing, while Morgan McDonald’s 13.37.36 for him missed the final based on times. Pat Tiernan withdrew, unable to recover from the 10000m.
Men’s 5000m Heat 1 (Dave McNeill)
Men’s 5000m Heat 2 (Morgan McDonald)
On her birthday, Gen Gregson in the 3000m Steeplechase Final had an unfortunate fall at the final water barrier where she ruptured her achilles and was unable to finish the race.
Women’s Steeplechase Final Result
Jessica Hull set a new National Record of 3:58.81 in the Women’s 1500m to advance into the Final, while the previous record holder Linden Hall placed third in her heat to also advance. In the final Linden overcame being boxed in early to finish 6th with a PB of 3:59.01, with Jess placing 11th in a deep field.
Women’s 1500m Final Result
Sifan Hassan unleashed a strong kick in Women’s 10000m Final over the top of Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahegne and world record holder in the event to not only win the final but also to complete a rare treble in to medal in the 1500m and 5000m as well.
Women’s 10000m Final Result
Women’s marathon Sinead Diver ran strongly to place 10th with a time of 2:31:14 in humid conditions. Ellie Pashley 2:33:39 23rd ran along with Lisa Weightman 2:34:19 26th. Peres Chepchirchir of Kenya won the race over teammate Brigid Kosgei with previous IRP guest Molly Seidel of the USA taking the bronze medal.
Women’s Marathon Result
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In the men’s Marathon Liam Adams was our top runner, bettering his result from Rio coming 24th place 2:15:51. Brett Robinson had a hard race in humid conditions to run a time of 2:24:04 for 66th place, while Jack Rayner withdrew in the early stages citing a femoral stress fracture affecting his training. Eliud Kipchoge dominated from 30km onwards to better his time from Rio to take back-to-back gold medals in 2:08:38, while Abdi Nageye of the Netherlands and Bashir Abdi of Belgium rounded out the minor placings.
Men’s Marathon Result
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The boys summarise the Olympics with their standout performances of the games before reviewing the newly released New Balance Vongo v5, before Moose goes Loose on commentators glossing over Liam Adams and Brett Robinson’s performance in tough marathon conditions.