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Julian rubs shoulders at the Nike Pacific Running Summit and wonders if he missed the chance to be a trail runner. Brad eases back after his half marathon win last week. Brady needs another gear as a parent helper at his son’s Kindergarten.

Haftu Strintzos pops onto the show for a brief chat about taking out the 10000m Oceania Athletic Championships in Fiji, as well as his time racing and studying in the NCAA with Villanova University and his long-term relationship with coach Craig Mottram.

Haftu Strintzos won the Oceania Athletic Champs 10000m final in 29:17.97 with Andre Waring second and Joshua Phillips third. Dave McNeill won the 5000m in 14:02.23, with Haftu second in 14:08.03. Jenny Blundell won the 5000m in 15:26.29, with Holly Campbell second in 15:31.88 and Maudie Skyring third in 15:49.39.

Haftu Strintzos 
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Amy Cashin won the 3000m Steeplechase in 9:41.54, Cara Feain-Ryan and Stella Radford making it a clean sweep on the podium. It was a similar story on the men’s side, with Matt Clarke taking the 3000m Steeplechase title in 8:31.00, with Ben Buckingham and Ed Trippas taking the respective medals. Carley Thomas won silver in the women’s 800m, while Peyton Craig edged out Luke Boyes in the Men’s 800m with Jack Lunn taking the bronze. Oceania Athletics Championships Results

Photo: Thanks AA and Steve Christo.

 

Ky Robinson placed third in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 5000m final, running 13:27.79 behind winner Nico Young and Parker Wolfe. Adam Spencer scored silver in the Men’s Mile 4:01.92 behind winner Luke Houser, while Hayley Kitching ran 2:02.16 in the 800m Final. NCAA Track and Field Championships Results

European Championships featured Jakob Ingebrigsten cruising to victory in the 5000m. Yemen Crippa for Italy won the Half Marathon, while Karoline Grøvdal of Norway won gold in the half marathon as well as silver in the 5000m.Official Results

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Sifan Hassan won the 5000m Portland Track Festival in 14:43.85 then doubled in the 1500m, while Lauren Ryan ran 14:59.99 and Nat Rule a 15:03.48. Sam McEntee ran the 5000m in 13:29.21.
Results via World Athletics

Photo by: Kevin Morris

Jake Wightman held off the field to win the 1500m at the NYC Grand Prix in 3:34.01 with Jesse Hunt coming in 3:36.17. Peter Bol ran 1:48.41 in the 800m.
Results

Rhonex Kipruto of Kenya has been banned for six years for doping violations, found within anomalies of biological passport. The findings strip him of his results dating as far back as 2018, which include his 10k Road World Record set in Valencia 2020.

Liam Adams has been officially announced as part of the Men’s Olympic Marathon, after World Athletics reinstated his quota spot originally achieved during the qualification period.
Athletics Australia Press Release

Liam Adams, winner of the 2018 Melbourne Marathon – Picture courtesy of Melbourne Marathon

Listener Question asks what are the ideal watchfaces for training and racing, then Brady makes the wholesome observation on members of the On Athletic Club Oceania then Moose On The Loose bursts the Albert Park training bubble.