First time contestant Rodrigues-Chico wins Stawell Gift

Race favourite Dhruv Rodrigues-Chico has won the Stawell Gift on his first attempt and is already looking to his next challenge. The former soccer player, who only started running a year ago, clocked a winning time of 12.11 seconds off a 7m mark. Dhruv Rodrigues-Chico with his trophy.Credit:AAP "I couldn't be more happy," the 20-year-old said following his win on […]

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Pearson withdraws from hurdles final due to exhaustion

Sally Pearson has listened to her body and decided to withdraw from the 100m hurdles final at the national championships after feeling exhausted following her opening-round heat. In her first competitive hurdles race in 14 months, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion claimed a narrow heat win in 12.99 seconds in steamy conditions in Sydney on Sunday. […]

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Athletics titles rocked by news of coach suspension over ASADA probe

The Australian track and field championships have been rocked by revelations the coach of a rising Sydney track star has been suspended over an ongoing ASADA investigation. Greg Smith, the coach of Commonwealth Games 400 metre runner Bendere Oboya, dubbed the 'next Cathy Freeman', is understood to have had his coaching accreditation suspended by Athletics Australia in June last year. […]

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Brichacek continues worlds build-up at Sydney Track Classic

Canberra runner Emily Brichacek continues her build-up to next month's world cross country championships at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday. Brichacek will run in the women's 5000-metre race as part of an ACT contingent that also includes 400m hurdler Lauren Wells and Youth Olympic gold medallist Keely Small. Wells will run in her pet event having finished second to […]

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Sally Pearson steps down from Athletics Australia board

Sally Pearson has stood down from the Athletics Australia board to focus all her attention on chasing a second Olympic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The 2012 Olympic 100m hurdles gold medallist and dual world champion is on the verge of returning to competition for the first time since pulling out of last year's Gold Coast Commonwealth Games […]

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