AUSTRALIA’S TOUGHEST RUN RETURNS TO SIMPSON DESERT IN 2015

BigredrunThe infamous Big Red Run will return to the iconic Simpson Desert in 2015 for the third running of Australia’s toughest multi-day stage race that has attracted fans from around the world.

Staged over 6 days from Saturday June 27 to July 2, 2015, this 250klm endurance run, based out of the iconic Birdsville town in Queensland, gives runners an awe-inspiring outback experience while raising money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) which has so far received over $350,000 from the event.

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Ondoro, Chapple win Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne MarathonThere was brilliant sunshine today as family and friends lined the streets of Melbourne to cheer on over 32,000 participants as they ‘ran as one’ at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.

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IMP Dominates Melbourne Marathon

Imp Four graduates, one coach and a number of running supporters – Melbourne was well and truly injected with IMP presence at the 2014 Medibank Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 12 October. 

Bianca Graham (2011 graduate) and Justin Gaykamangu (2012 graduate) took on the half marathon, crossing the line in 1:44:23 and 1:48:49 respectively, while 2013 graduate Korey Summers (2013 graduate) flew through the 10km in 37:31, and Nadine Hunt, the first IMP Indigenous Australian to finish the New York Marathon, who jogged her way through the 10km distance while battling injury and still crossing in an incredible time of 48:45.

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Annual ‘Big Coast Run’ next weekend raises funds to beat the big C

BcrThe stunning coastline of Botany Bay will host amateur and professional runners for the Big Coast Run, a majestic trail running event to be held on Saturday October 19, raising funds for Cancer Council NSW.

The Run will see Everyday Heroes choose either an 8km, 10km, 20km or 30km track of the Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

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Running in the footseps of tourism pioneers

NzNew Zealand’s newest marathon running event traces the path that many visitors to the region would have made in the 19th century. 

The Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50km takes in the district’s unique landscape, culture and legacy, starting at the Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia in Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley and finishing at Hot Water Beach at Lake Tarawera.

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Dick Telford

HallTwo of Australia’s most influential sporting servants will be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame next week.

Master swimming coach Denis Cotterell and pioneering sports scientist and athletics coach Dick Telford are the first of the eight inductees to be announced ahead of the sell-out 30th anniversary Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner to be held in Melbourne next Thursday.

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Hosts Announced

AA The competition plans for Australia’s best runners may today become a little clearer, with Athletics Australia confirming the dates and locations of a series of road running championships for 2015.

Set to launch with the 2015 Australian Road Running Championships on Saturday 2 May, the calendar also confirms Sunday 20 September and Sunday 11 October as the dates of the 2015 Australian Marathon Championships and the 2015 Australian Half Marathon Championships respectively.

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Runners in running for prizes with online study

AisRecreational runners are wanted for the largest online study of its kind in Australia to determine the role of genetics in exercise-induced bone and tendon injuries.

The study is being conducted by AIS researchers in conjunction with Bond University’s Collaborative Research Network for Advancing Exercise and Sports Science.

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Chiba Team Selected

AA Athletics Australia has today confirmed a team of eight for the International Chiba Ekiden to be held in Chiba (JPN) on 24 November 2014.

Bringing together some of Australia’s best distance athletes as a marathon running relay team, the competing team of six (and two reserves) will travel with a to be announced team staff of three, where they will battle it out from teams from across the globe.

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Registrations are open for the 2014/15 ANSW Season

ANSW There are two ways that you can register:

1.  Log on to the Members Section of the ATHLETICS NSW http://www.nswathletics.org.au/Join

2. Download the registration form from here

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Illustrious list of finalists announced for 2014 Athlete of the Year Awards

AA It is with great excitement that Athletics Australia can today confirm the illustrious list of finalists for our sport’s most prestigious honours, to be presented at the 2014 Athlete of the Year Awards, proudly presented by Eurosport, on Thursday 23 October.

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IPC Governing Board to discuss Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme

IpcThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board will meet in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday (7 October) to discuss which sports should be included in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Twenty-four sports are in the running for 2020 including the 22 sports that will feature at Rio 2016 together with para-badminton and para-taekwondo, two new sports that progressed following the initial application process.

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