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2020 Olympics – Marathon event moves to Sapporo

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that both the marathon and the race walking at next year’s Olympic Games will take place in Sapporo and not in Tokyo as originally planned. This is despite repeated assurances from Tokyo’s Governor, Yoriko Koike that the Japanese government wants every aspect of the Olympic spectacle to take place within the nation’s capital city. [Read more…]

Ironman group acquires CITY2SURF

City2Surf - Ironman Group

The IRONMAN Group, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Nine’s events and entertainment division (formerly Fairfax Events and Entertainment), including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf ® presented by Westpac, which takes place in the heart of Sydney every August and sees 80,000+ participants running to Bondi Beach. [Read more…]

Ron Clarke dies

ron clarke

17th June 2015 . Ron Clarke has died. Considered Australia’s greatest ever middle-distance runner, Ron Clarke, will be remembered as one of the best athletes in the world for many years. [Read more…]

Message from AA President, David Grace

David Grace - Athletics Australia

Athletics in Australia dates back to 1810, when Dicky Dowling won the first documented event, a 50 yard sprint, in Hyde Park, Sydney. [Read more…]

Beijing 2015 Selection Policy

australia track

Athletics Australia has published the Selection Policy for the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing (CHN) on 22-30 August 2015. [Read more…]

NASS membership for best

sally pearson

Athletics Australia (AA) will today extend the offer of National Athlete Support Structure (NASS) membership to 102 of the nation’s best athletes. [Read more…]

Head coach, Hollingsworth, suspended

sally pearson

Eric Hollingsworth, head coach of the Australian athletics team at the Commonwealth Games, has been suspended after publicly criticising team captain and Olympic 100 metre hurdles champion Sally Pearson. [Read more…]

Jeff Riseley takes 1000m record

jeff riseley

The 14-year-old Australian and Oceania 1000m record of Grant Cremer is no longer, with Glasgow 2014 bound Jeff Riseley (Vic) clocking 2:16.09 to improve the previous mark by half a second at the 53rd Golden Spike in Ostrava (CZE). [Read more…]

Sally Pearson launches kids athletics

Sally Pearson Kids

It’s not usual to see kids lining up to hurl something at a poster of one of Australia’s most popular athletes, but if Kim Mickle had been at Melbourne’s Loreto Mandeville Hall on a sunny Wednesday morning she would not have minded one bit. [Read more…]

Zatopek Results 2012

Emmanuel Bett bests Ben St Lawrence

Emmanuel Bett bests Ben St Lawrence

2012 Zatopek Results – Australian 10,000m Championships
Lara Tamsett and Ben St Lawrence win the National titles while the race is won by Neely Spence (USA) and Emmanuel Bett (Kenya) respectively. [Read more…]