Wellings and Deki set huge personal bests on way to ASICS Half Marathon wins

Gold Coast Airport MarathonNew South Wales speed machine Eloise Wellings made it three wins from her three starts over the half marathon distance this morning when she was an emphatic winner of the ASICS Half Marathon at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon event.

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Dent and Mitchell secure Southern Cross University 10km Run wins

Gold Coast Airport MarathonThe ACT’s Martin Dent produced an age-defying sprint to the line to win this morning’s Southern Cross University 10km Run at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon in windless, crisp and cloudless conditions on the Gold Coast.

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Michael Shelley and Ben St Lawrence go head to head at the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k

Australian 10,000 metre record holder, Ben St Lawrence and Australian Commonwealth Games Marathon Gold Medallist, Michael Shelley will go head to head to take out the title for the flattest and fastest course in Australia at the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k on Sunday July 12.

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IMF WARRIOR Run

The IMF Father’s Day WARRIOR Fun Run (The WARRIOR Run) will create a movement to highlight the importance of strong and positive men in families, communities and society, (especially indigenous families and communities), to empower men and celebrate the vitally important role and positive contribution of fathers, uncles, brothers, sons and grandfathers.

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VALE: Ron Clarke

VALE: Ron ClarkeIt was an inspired decision to invite a 19-year-old who had missed selection for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics to light the Games Cauldron. But even those responsible for such a famous call could not surely have envisaged the stunning career waiting to unfold.

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Duer Yoa takes out win in Launceston Ten

Launceston TenSudanese-born runner Duer Yoa beat a strong field to win the 2015 Launceston Ten and Oceania 10-kilometre championship titles on Sunday after crossing the line first in a time of 29:28.23.

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City2South Success

City2southAs rain threatened from the skies over Brisbane, a party-like atmosphere took over to kick off the Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac on Sunday morning.

With international DJ Hot Dub Time Machine on the decks, a few runners weren't quite sure whether to stretch, dance or both.

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Australia on track for full steeple quota as LaCaze qualifies

IAAF Diamond LeagueGenevieve LaCaze (Vic) has ensured that Australia could, for the first time ever, field a full quota of three runners in the women’s 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships.

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Mini Mos 2015

minimosPRIME Minster Tony Abbott crossed the finish line on Sunday with over 3,000 fellow participants in this year’s Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair.

Mr Abbott joined runners of all ages and abilities who took part in the 2k, 5k and 10k races in support of Mosman Public School and its nominated charities Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and The Unicorn Foundation.

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Duncan qualifies for Beijing in Oslo

Bislett GamesA personal best in the women’s 1500m to Melissa Duncan (Vic) has seen the 25-year-old stake her maiden claim for selection to the Australian Flame team bound for Beijing 2015.

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Protein: Is All The Hype Warranted?

ProteinFrom Issue 6 of R4YL, June/July 2006.

Earlier in my career as a sports dietitian, education of athletes focused heavily on the importance of consuming an adequate amount of carbohydrate in the diet to promote exercise performance, particularly among endurance athletes such as runners. The delivery of information by sports nutrition educators combined with the public dietary recommendations at that time meant that athletes often focused exclusively on carbohydrate at the expense of considering other important nutrients such as protein. Remember the days when you thought that bread and jam, bread and jam, bread and jam was a great post-exercise recovery snack?!

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North Pole Marathon Warms Hearts

impHe endured the searing summer heat of Broome, WA, with temperatures reaching 40°C – to prepare himself for one of the world’s toughest marathons; the North Pole Marathon.

In April 2015, 2014 IMP Graduate, Adrian Dodson-Shaw, became the first Aboriginal man to land at the North Pole. He was also the first Aboriginal man to run the North Pole Marathon, a near 90 degree turn-around in weather conditions on top of the world.

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