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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Wangaratta Marathon: winners are grinners

Wangaratta MarathonWomen's marathon winner Kelly-Ann Varey was one of many winners echoing praise for the Wangaratta Fun Run and Marathon courses and organisation of the fifth annual event.

Varey completed the marathon in a record time of 3:02:21, and said in the heat she managed a personal best time.

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Anthony Farrugia too good in Running Fest

Port Macquarie Running FestivalAnthony Farrugia has claimed back-to-back wins in Port Macquarie's Running Festival's marquee event, the half marathon.

The Central Coast athlete beat hundreds of other competitors yesterday some from as far away as Victoria and Brisbane.

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Adelaide Track Classic: "Don't discount me," says Riseley

Athletics AustraliaJeff Riseley (Vic) has declared that he should not be discounted when David Rudisha (KEN) comes to town for the Australian Athletics Tour Finals next month after he clocked 1:46.52 to take out the men’s 800m from national record holder Alex Rowe (Vic, second, 1:47.36) at the Adelaide Track Classic.

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ETHIOPIAN DUO NEGESSE AND DIBABA WIN AT THE 2015 TOKYO MARATHON

iaafEthiopian runners Endeshaw Negesse and Berhane Dibaba took the honours at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning in 2:06:00 and 2:23:15 respectively on Sunday (22).

It was the first time in the nine-year history of the event that runners from the same nation had won both the men’s and women’s titles.

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Blog 2 from Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo MarathonHi R4YL readers,

Here is my second blog from the Tokyo marathon!

The 5K International Friendship run was held this morning in Tokyo. The run was billed as a chance to meet other international runners and some locals over a 5K untimed event.

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Blog from Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo MarathonHi R4YL readers!

This is my first blog from Tokyo Marathon – a challenge I have taken on with help from the wonderful people at Travelling Fit. I visited the race expo at Tokyo yesterday, which was a great insight into the history and culture surrounding this event.

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World Cross Country

Athletics Australia Selectors have today confirmed the selection of 24 athletes, the most possible under IAAF rules, for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on 28 March 2015.

Set to battle it out with the best endurance athletes from around the globe in Guiyang (CHN), the decision means that Australia will field a full quota of six athletes in every event on the timetable.

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Run the Bridge Hobart: McNeill takes line honours

Run the Bridge HobartVictorian runner David McNeill has taken out Hobart's annual 10-kilometre run across the Tasman Bridge.

The 28-year-old from Ballarat won with a time of 29 minutes and 11 seconds, closely followed by last year's winner Liam Adams.

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