Blackmores Sydney running Festival 2014

SrfEthiopia’s Gebo Gameda has powered home to win the 2014 Blackmores Sydney Marathon in a record time of two hours, 11 minutes 18 seconds (2:11:18) as more than 34,000 people ran and walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge to finish lines at the Opera House and Conservatorium of Music in the 14th Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

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Three in a row as Liam Adams wins City-Bay Fun Run, Eloise Wellings takes women’s race

CitytobayVICTORIAN Liam Adams enhanced his reputation as the “King of the Bay” when he beat home a field of more than 36,000 runners and walkers in the 42nd City-Bay Fun Run this morning.

Adams cleared out from his rivals by the time he crossed South Rd and took line honours for the third year in a row in 35 (minutes). 13 (sec).

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ANSW Super Clinics

AtANSW hletics NSW (ANSW) will be hosting a number of ‘Super Clinics’ in the upcoming September school holidays for athletes aged between 12 and 18 years of age. These clinics are even more exciting then usual with all of our coaches having just represented Australia and returned from  the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

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AV Shield increases to 10 rounds

AthsvicAfter receiving feedback from some clubs, an additional two rounds of AV Shield have been included in the upcoming summer calendar. The additional two rounds will be scheduled in December for the four (4) metro zones onSaturday 6th December and then in the week commencing 15th Decemberwhere zones will have the flexibility to hold a weekday twilight competition or schedule Saturday 20th December.

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Trail running champions share the win after 100km and a new women’s course record has been set

Rapid ascent It was a perfect finish to a perfect day, with two trail running champions crossing the finish line together to take the Surf Coast Century 100km win and a new course record set for the women’s event.

Brendan Davies, from the Blue Mountains in NSW, and David Eadie from Melbourne showed the true spirit of ultra running by sharing the win. Davies led the race all day but was caught by Eadie with just 3km to the finish. They took the 100km win together in celebration of a great day on the trails, in a time of 8 hours, 56 minutes.

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The Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run

CitybayThe Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run – Presented by Westpac will be on Sunday 21 September 2014

Last year the event attracted 40,000 participants and similar numbers are expected this year.

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Podium Finishes for the Indigenous Marathon Project

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The change of season saw past and present IMP runners spring into action and onto the dais, with two runners taking out first and third places at community events last weekend.

Katherine representative, Allirra Braun, was the first female across the line in the Katherine Multisport Club’s half marathon, in a time of 2:10:05.  Allirra was so enthusiastic about the run, she ‘accidentally’ added a few extra kilometres, clicking up a total of 24kms!

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ANSW Super Clinics 2014

AnswAthletics NSW (ANSW) will be hosting a number of ‘Super Clinics’ in the upcoming July school holidays for athletes aged between 12 and 18 years of age. These clinics are even more exciting than usual with all of our coaches having just represented Australia and returned from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

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IAAF World Athletics Championships... one year to go!

AthsfansThis time next year, we will be basking in the Beijing summer, and ready to cheer for Australia inside the impressive Bird's Nest stadium when the 2015 World Athletics Championships kicks off.

The response for our Aussie Aths Fans Supporters' Trip has been tremendous, and we are excited about the terrific group of likeminded aths fans we will be sharing this journey with. We are particularly happy to have the support of Athletics InternationalAthletes Australia and Sydney University Athletic Club.

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South Australian sports business leaders join Australian Masters Games board

MastersThe leaders of South Australian sport will join together to ensure that next year’s Australian Masters Games in Adelaide are a success.

Led by former world squash number one and host of MMM’s breakfast program Chris Dittmar, the games advisory board features sports leaders from all sectors of South Australian sport, including  community sport, event tourism, media and sports business representatives who will come together to help drive the Australian Masters Games participation, sponsorship, events and marketing programs.

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All the action from Perth’s 2014 Chevron City to Surf for Activ

CitytosurfMORE than 45,000 people braved cold weather this morning to compete in the 40th annual Chevron City to Surf for Activ.

The weather and an overcast sky created perfect conditions for running and contributed to fast times.

The feature event of the day produced an upset with Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi taking out the marathon in 2.12.55 and breaking the course record set last year by Kenyan Luka Chelimo, who finished in second place.

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Mike Hurst Interview with Mike Agostini

AnswMike Agostini has been a great contributor to athletics in Australia as an editor/publisher of athletics magazines, as an event director (Westfield's Sydney to Melbourne ultra marathon), as a coach (coached Peter Vasella to Tokyo Olympic 400m final).

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