AA Announces Head Coach

AACraig Hilliard, a renowned Australian athletics coach for more than thirty years, has today been announced as Head Coach by Athletics Australia President David Grace QC.

“The Athletics Australia Board of Directors are
very pleased to confirm the appointment of Craig Hilliard to the position of Athletics Australia Head Coach. He boasts an extensive career as a distinguished Australian athletics coach and he will bring a broad base of knowledge and experience to the role,” Grace said.

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Running Festival: Spectacular morning for Canberra Times marathon

Australian Running FestivalThousands of Canberrans have braved a brisk early morning to take part in The Canberra Times marathon and running festival.

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Nationals: Riseley creates history as six confirm for Beijing

Australian Athletics TourJeff Riseley (Vic) became the first man in 24 years to win the 800m/1500m double at the Australian Athletics Championships today, as a further six athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld), confirmed their selection to the Australian Flame team bound for Beijing 2015.

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World Cross Country: Robinson shines brightest on tough day in Guiyang

World Cross Country Championships“That was tough, such a grind. It was just tough.”

His performance aside, Brett Robinson (Vic) was struggling to find a good word about the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships in Guiyang (CHN).

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Herald Sun/CityLink Run for the Kids to make a difference

Run for the KidsEven Melbourne’s weather was on track as thousands took to the streets to help Victoria’s sickest kids.

More than 32,000 runners competed in the 5.5km and 15km Run for the Kids courses across the city on Sunday, which raised $1.8 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

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IAAF Melbourne World Challenge: Electric eight qualify for Beijing 2015

Athletics AustraliaThe Commonwealth Games finalist Jeff Riseley (Vic) has headlined a contingent of eight Australians who qualified for Beijing 2015 at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge.

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Sydney Track Classic: Starc and Samuels shine

Athletics AustraliaHome-town favourites Brandon Starc (NSW) and Dani Samuels (NSW) have shone at the Sydney Track Classic as David Rudisha (KEN) won the men’s 800m and Ella Nelson (NSW) surprised them all in the women’s 200m.

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New race records to Gibson and Allston at Six Foot Track

Six Foot Track MarathonWith cool overcast conditions and the Cox's River not too high, it was a day of personal bests for many competitors in this year's Six Foot Track, most notably for race winners Stuart Gibson and Hanny Allston who set new course records.

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Queensland Track Classic: Sally storms home

Athletics AustraliaAustralia’s Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld.) has stormed to victory in her first 100m hurdles race of the season, recording a time of 12.74 (wind +0.3) to win at the 2015 Queensland Track Classic at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre in Brisbane on Saturday night.

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Colour City Running Festival: Woolley's move to Orange a winning one

Orange Colour City Running FestivalIn the three years the Orange Colour City Running Festival marathon event has been run and won, there’s little doubt Brit-come-Orange man Robert Woolley is the wackiest winner of them all.

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Path made clear for athletics to unite as ONE SPORT

AAONE SPORT – The Future Course; Independent Review of Athletics in Australia has called for major governance reform, an overhaul of Athletics Australia’s (AA) high performance practices and for the sport to be united under one structure.

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Wangaratta Marathon: Lavinia could be a world record breaker

Wangaratta MarathonFor 71-year-old Lavinia Petrie, Sunday’s Wangaratta marathon is looking likely she will have claimed another running world record for female 70-74-year-olds.

While the result has not been officially confirmed, Petrie completed the marathon in 03:38:53.2 and is waiting for confirmation through the World Masters Athletics and International Association of Athletics Federations.

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