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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…]

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…]

Results ending 9th July 2012

Australian Athletic Results

Australian Athletic Results

26/6-1/7 Porto-Novo, Benin: African Championships. Women: SP(6)/DT(5) Alifatou Djibril (Tog) 14.60m/48.41m

27-29/6 Cairns: Oceania Championships and sub-regionals at Barlow Park. 200m(+1.1) James Grimm 21.57 (1h1 21.72 +0.4), 400m.Ethan Millward 47.54,Jackson Mallory 47.87, 800m.Harris Scouller 1.52.76, U/20 800m. Jordan Gusman 1.53.13, 110H (+1.9) Greg Eyears 14.69, 4x100m.Australia 39.45 (Alozie, Ntiamoah, McCabe, Ross),(4) Australia ‘A’ 42.50 (S.Kweifio-Okai,Grimm,Grimley,Eyears), 4x400m (1) Japan 3.06.90 (K.Takase,Y.Kanemaru,H.Azuma,H.Nakano),(2) Australia 3.12.56 (Millward,Grimley,Grimm,Mallory), 5000W.Brandon Dewar 21.39.81,Nick Dewar 22.24.31, 10KW. Dane Bird-Smith 40.21,N.Dewar 44.09, B.Dewar 46.04, HJ. Jason Strano 2.00m, LJ(1) Scott Crowe 7.44m(+1.9)(3) Robert Stevens 7.12m(+2.0), TJ.Alex Lorraway 15.32m(+0.4),(3) Daniel Pagnoccolo 14.20m(-0.4),(4) Anthony Di Quinzio 14.09m(-0.3), U/20TJ(2) Matthew Free 14.07m(+3.0), SP(1) Emanuele Fuamatu (Sam) 18.26m, DT(4) Michael Day 40.16m,  women: 200m(+0.8) Larissa Chambers 24.70, 800m/1500m.Kate Johnston 2.12.38/ 4.32.16, 5000W(mix) Claire Tallent 21.57.48, Kelly Ruddick 23.09.62,10KW.C.Tallent 44.19,Tanya Holliday 45.23,Ruddick 48.39, HJ.Ashley Kosanovic 1.72m, TJ(1) Allison Nankivell 13.31m(+2.2), SP.Rebecca Direen 12.87m, DT.Dani Samuels 56.70m, HT(2) Jacinta Faint 47.76m,(4) Madeleine MacFarlane 41.55m, U/20 HT(2) Kaysanne Hockey 48.29m [Read more…]

Daniel Batman 1981-2012

Daniel Batman 1981 - 2012

Daniel Batman 1981 – 2012

It is with sadness that Athletics Australia announces the passing of sprinter Daniel Batman (NSW) in a car accident in the Northern Territory. [Read more…]

Hough improves national record

Nick Hough

Nick Hough

World champion Sally Pearson (Qld) has won the women’s 100m and the women’s 100m hurdles at the 26th Meeting International de la Ville in Nivelles (BEL) this morning AEST, as Australian Spark Nick Hough (NSW) improved the national under 20 110m hurdles record in Mannheim (GER). [Read more…]