Shelley Marathon Gold

AAThe Australian athletics team has kicked into action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO) in spectacular fashion, with Michael Shelley (Qld) running a superb race to win gold in the men’s race in a new personal best time of 2:11:15 and Jess Trengove (SA) clinching the bronze medal in the women’s marathon, also in a new lifetime best time of 2:30:12.

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#Glasgow

AAAlthough they might have different approaches to their pre-race preparation, Australian marathoners Jess Trengove and Michael Shelley agree on one thing – both will be ready to handle whatever the Glasgow weather throws at them when they run at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Glasgow has been unseasonably warm in recent weeks, which led journalists at the official Australian athletics team media conference on Wednesday to ask the pair about how they would handle the potential heat.

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Calendar night raises large funds for Olympic athletes

sweatA fantastic dinner evening on July 17th kick started a calendar launch and not-for-profit running association.

On the eve of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games the running community held a fundraising dinner at Twin Reception Centre to assist international athletes. Sean Williams coach of Ben St Lawrence (Australian 10,000m record holder) and Olympian Victoria Mitchell as well as Commonwealth Games 10,000m runner Harry Summers opened proceedings in style with the launch of a tasteful black and white calendar featuring members of his elite squad.

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Rowe Record

AAVictorian middle-distance runner Alex Rowe has equalled the Australian men’s 800m national record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco, matching the time of 1:44.40 set byRalph Doubell when he won the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games.

It had been 45 years and 276 days since Doubell’s run on 15 October 1968 when Rowe stepped out onto the Stade Louis II track in Monaco (MON).

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Matthews Crowned king of the Mountain

KOTMIT was runner against runner, mate against mate at over 160 competitors competed in the 40th Shoalhaven King of the Mountain on Sunday.

Dubbo’s Alex Matthews took top honours in 1:58.35.

Matthews ran in the 2009, 2011 and 2012 Kings, but was unable to compete last year after a shoulder accident that left him in hospital for six weeks.

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Thousands Turn Out For the Inaugural WAtoday Swan River Run Presented by Westpac

swanriverThousands of runners, joggers and walkers put their best running shoes forward over the weekend for the inaugural WAtoday Swan River Run, presented by Westpac.

The event, which was held in Perth for the first time on Sunday, July 13th saw more than 3,600 people take part, and raised more than $100,000 for Western Australian and national charities.

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Diamond League

DiamondleagueGenevieve LaCaze (Qld) and Madeline Heiner (NSW) have delivered personal best performances in the women’s 3000m steeplechase to headline Australian results on day two of the British Athletics Grand Prix in Glasgow (SCO), as the Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) stormed home for third in the women’s 100m hurdles.

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Liam Adams and Lauren Hamilton Win Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k

sh10kUnder signature Sydney blue skies Liam Adams (NSW) won the third Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k in 29:06 ahead of fellow Commonwealth Games team member Martin Dent (ACT) in second place in 29:15. Third place was taken out by Sydney 2000 Olympic Steeplechase champion, Reuben Kosgei from Kenya in 29:16.

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Gold Coast Airport Marathon Wrap Up

gcamCongratulations and thank you to the 27,149 participants who took part in last weekend's history-making Gold Coast Airport Marathon!

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Run with Steve Moneghetti at the 2014 Chevron City to Surf

chevronWe are thrilled to announce Australia's Commonwealth Games Chief of Mission Steve Moneghetti is the 2014 Chevron City to Surf for Activ event ambassador.

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Kenyan debuts on Gold Coast with fastest ever Aussie marathon

gcsmUnheralded Kenyan Silah Limo quietly lowered the Australian all-comers record in a comprehensive victory at today’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

As the thousands of onlookers erupted in applause at the Southport Broadwater Parklands finish line the 22-year-old whispered to a stunned throng of media that this was his first marathon.

It was truly an unbelievable debut.

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Stop press! Brown wins Southern Cross University 10km Run

GCAM

Mitchel Brown practices what he preaches.

The 25-year-old Victorian glided across the finish line recording a comprehensive victory in today’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon’s Southern Cross University 10km Run in 30min:01secs.

The reigning Australian cross country champion and Gold Coast Airport Marathon weekend debutante is also editor of the nation’s premier running magazine – Run For Your Life.

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