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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Jandakot City Track Classic: Kennedy makes history

Athletics AustraliaSeventeen-year-old Nina Kennedy (WA) is the toast of international athletics , with her performance of 4.59m to win at the Jandakot City Track Classic in Perth (WA) the biggest ever leap by an under 20 aged athlete outdoors.

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Ready or Not, Tokyo Here We Come!

ImpRachel Baker is about to make history! She will soon become the first Yolngu woman to take part in the Tokyo Marathon.

On Sunday 22 February, Rachel will pound the Tokyo pavement one foot in front of the other to realise her dream of running 42.195km and follow in the footsteps of her 2014 team mates who finished the New York City Marathon in November 2014.

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Prime Minister launches 100K run to mark 100th ANZAC Day

AnzacThe Prime Minister, Tony Abbott MP, won’t be a starter for the gruelling 100km newANZAC Day Challenge, but he wished the courageous participants plenty of good will for their ANZAC Day mission when he launched the commemorative fundraising event at Manly War Memorial today.

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