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Luke Mathews is best known for his bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games 800m. But, as many will know, there was a period there around 2018 to 2020 when Luke was close to unbeatable on the domestic scene.

But during the Covid year, Luke started battling injury and hasn’t made it back to his best since.

We caught up with Luke and dived deep into his career including his training and races, his time at Melbourne Track Club, his intense battle with injury and heaps more…..

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