A year after tragedy struck at the finish line, triumph was the storyline for distance legends Meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo, who took the men's and women's divisions, respectively, to capture titles at the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Boston Marathon 2014 Results: Men's and Women's Top Finishers
Duncan, Rayner win open titles in Bendigo Bank Dragon Mile
Upwey's Melissa Duncan and Altona's Jack Rayner conquered in the Bendigo Bank Dragon Mile athletics classic run on Easter Sunday.
Duncan, 24, celebrated a hat-trick of wins in Bendigo and a record-equalling fourth title in the 28th running of the event.
Rayner, 18, raced the Dragon Mile for the first time and outsprinted Bendigo University's Andy Buchanan to win in a time of 4.18.
Because of the change to the route for the Bendigo Advertiser-sponsored gala parade, athletes swung right off Pall Mall for the climb at View Street.
Wilson Kipsang wins London Marathon in record time, Mo Farah finishes eighth
World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course-record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds on Monday (AEST) as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance.
Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014
Ethiopian long distance runner Samuel Woldeamanuel Gebremichael cruised to an easy win in Sunday’s Canberra Marathon.
He crossed the line at a lope, both arms extended and well clear of the field at 8:51am.
Over 10 million reasons to smile as record field Runs for the Kids
A record 35,166 enthusiastic runners hit the streets of Melbourne this morning for the Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids in support of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
NewRun: results, highlights, images
Although some of the first to finish beat the deluge, the weather was not kind to most of the participants in this year’s Newcastle Running Festival on Sunday.
But with smiles, exhilaration and plenty of pats on the back upon crossing the finishing line, the rain didn’t wash away any of the fun from the day.
Distance stars cement spots for Glasgow
Six distance athletes have confirmed their place at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the back of their performances at the weekend’s 92nd Australian Athletics Championships at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium.
Joshua Ralph (NSW, men’s 800m), Zoe Buckman (VIC, women’s 1500m), Victoria Mitchell (VIC, women’s 3000m steeplechase), Brittany McGowan (QLD, women’s 800m), Emily Brichacek (ACT, women’s 5000m) and Jeff Riseley (VIC, men’s 1500m) all claimed victory in their events to secure their spot in the Australian team for Glasgow.
Record falls at Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge
Not since Pierce Brosnan went head-to-head with Dante’s Peak have we seen a man tackle a volcano with such ferocity.
Waterloo distance runner Thomas Docanto yesterday smashed the Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge race record, running the 2014 event in 46 minutes and 28 seconds to better the previous mark by over a minute.
McGowan edges ever closer to Glasgow
Brittany McGowan was among a large contingent of home-town heroes at Saturday night’s Queensland Track Classic, staking her claim for a spot at Glasgow 2014 with a strong win in the women’s 800m.
Ralph rises to the occasion in Melbourne
Joshua Ralph has again proven the pick of the Australian distance runners at the IAAF World Challenge Melbourne at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday night in recording a Commonwealth Games 800m A-qualifier.
Wassall shines in Sydney
New South Wales teen sensation Georgia Wassall provided the breakthrough of the night at the Sydney Track Classic on March 15, recording a Commonwealth Games B-qualifier in taking second placed behind Kenyan World Champion Eunice Sum in the women’s 800m.
Twilight Run gets festival off to a shining start
Nearly 700 runners descended on Mooloolaba Esplanade to take part in the ASICS Mooloolaba 5km Twilight Run/Walk, which kicked off the 2014 Subaru Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival tonight.
The event lured some of our best sprinters along with a throng of passionate runners, walkers and kids. The balmy evening made for ideal conditions over the two-lap course and produced some very fast-paced action up front.
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