Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra MarathonEthiopian 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

Herald Sun / CityLink Run 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

NewRunAlthough 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

Australian Athletics ChampionshipsSix 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

Great Volcanic Mountain ChallengeNot 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

Queensland Track ClassicBrittany 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

IAAF Melbourne World ChallengeJoshua 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

Sydney Track ClassicNew 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

ASICS Mooloolaba Twilight 5km RunNearly 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.


Course records fall, crowds grow at Brooks Trail Run Festival

Brooks Trail Run FestivalIt was a matter of a student overtaking the master and a road runner showing up her trail cousins on home turf at the Brooks Trail Run Festival, which took place atop Mount Baw Baw in Victoria over the March long weekend.

The three-day festival invited off-road runners to battle it out for King and Queen of the Mountain titles across multiple events ranging from a marathon to 13km and 1.4km “technical running” competitions.


Birmingham a gallant 10th

2014 IAAF World Indoor ChampionshipsAustralian half-marathon record holder Collis Birmingham (VIC) has this morning crossed an outstanding 10th in a hotly contested men’s 3000m final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.


Records tumble at Water World

Australian Ultra Runners AssociationThe 24th edition of the 45km Water World Great Ocean Run from Red Rock to Coffs Jetty along the beaches, across the creeks and over the headlands, saw long-standing records fall and massive personal bests for many in the 50-strong field as runners took advantage of optimum conditions.


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