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Brad puts his biggest week on the comeback trail and gets super inspired by the weekend. Julian puts his finishing touches on his Osaka Marathon prep then coaches Ellie from the sidelines. Brady races a deep field in the Golden Ticket Race, then makes Saturday the new Sunday. Experience the perfect blend of agility and support with Tarkine Trail Devil shoes, crafted for those who demand excellence in every run.

The eve of the World Cross Country Championships held the Golden Ticket Races, with the first seven finishers of the 6km race given the opportunity to race in the World Champion Race, Sarah Klein and Andre Waring taking top honours. Andre was subsequently placed in the Australia team with Matt Ramsden withdrawing due to injury.

Golden Ticket Race Results

On a mostly hot Saturday afternoon over a tough 2km course set on Mount Panorama/Wahluu, Bathurst the World Cross Country Championships returned after two years of delays. The day opened with the Mixed 4x2km Relay, where the highly-fancied Australian team of Oli Hoare, Jess Hull, Stewy McSweyn and Abby Caldwell took the bronze medal Kenya and Ethiopia took Gold and Silver respectively.

Mixed Relay World Athletics Report

Mixed Relay World Athletics Results

The U20 Women race saw a race of attrition as the hot weather and 6k course took a toll on the competitors with three Australians withdrawing from the race. Aspen Anderson was the top Australian, while the race was won by Senayet Getachew of Ethiopia.

U20 Women World Athletics Report

U20 Women World Athletics Results

The U20 Men saw a Japanese pair lead the main pack in the first lap, with Ishmael Kipkirui of Kenya winning the 8km race. Archie Noakes first Australian in 17th and the team scored sixth place.

U20 Men World Athletics Report

U20 Men World Athletics Results

Open Women saw Leanne Pompeani run off the lead pack, before Ellie Pashley ascended through the pack to finish as first Australia. Letesenbet Gidey stumbled and fell metres from the finish line after leading in the final stages, subsequently disqualified after receiving assistance to get back up as Beatrice Chebet of Kenya outkicked her to be crowned the new champion. Tsigie Gebreselama of Ethiopia was second, with Agnes Ngetich of Kenya third.

Australia placed fourth in the team results:

Ellie Pashley 19th

Leanne Pompeani 22nd

Rose Davies 23rd


Caitlin Adams 28th


Izzy Batt-Doyle 29th

Georgia Hansen 44th (replacing Holly Campbell)

Women’s Championship World Athletics Report

Women’s Championship World Athletics Results

Storm clouds formed upon the Open Men’s 10km, with lightning on the horizon setting the backdrop to a dramatic close to the day. Jacob Kiplimo of Uganda took the championship, with Berihu Aregawi of Ethiopia in second and defending champion Joshua Cheptegei taking the bronze medal. Ky Robinson ran a smart race to finish as first Australian, while Australia placed fourth in the team results:

  • Ky Robinson 23rd
  • Jack Rayner 29th
  • Brett Robinson 31st
  • Andy Buchanan 33rd
  • Rorey Hunter 40th
  • Andre Waring 51st  (replacing
  • Matt Ramsden)

Men’s Championship World Athletics Report

Men’s Championship World Athletics Results

Peter Bol’s provisional suspension has been lifted, after his ‘B’ sample was inconsistent with his ‘A’ sample, pending ongoing investigation.

Australian Olympian Peter Bol cleared of doping charges

Catriona  Bisset opens her season with a 2:02.03 Indoor Track Meet in Lievin, France. Lamecha Girma broke a long standing Indoor World Record 3000m in 7:23.81, previously set by Daniel Komen in 1998. Results 

Hellen Obiri won the RAK Half Marathon in the UAE over Brigid Kosgei in 1:05:05.

RAK Half Marathon Results

Listener question of the week and training talk is sponsored by Sydney Marathon and asks what the lessons from the weekend to be incorporated into future running and coaching, then Moose goes on the Loose over the double standards about Athletics Australia in accommodating Ellie to look after her baby daughter.