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Tiernan delivers one of Australia’s gutsiest runs

Tiernan delivers one of Australia’s gutsiest runs

The Australian long-distance runner fell over three times due to exhaustion in the final stages of the 10,000m final but battled on until he crossed the line.

  • by Michael Gleeson

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Denny, Starc deliver to set up medal tilts in discus, high jump

Denny, Starc deliver to set up medal tilts in discus, high jump

Matt Denny qualified comfortably for Saturday night’s Olympic discus final, while Brandon Starc did the business in high jump qualification.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Could Flo-Jo’s 100m world record from 1988 fall in Tokyo?

Could Flo-Jo’s 100m world record from 1988 fall in Tokyo?

It could be the new spikes. It could be the springy track. It could be the heat. What is clear is Tokyo has delivered a sizzling track and records will fall.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Who to watch on the track in Tokyo

Who to watch on the track in Tokyo

The Olympics’ biggest, most watched, sport has started, with the athletics launching into 10 days of track and field in Tokyo. This year there’s no Sally Pearson, no Usain Bolt, and no crowds. It truly will be different.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Australian pole vaulters set to compete after COVID-19 scare

Australian pole vaulters set to compete after COVID-19 scare

Australian pole vaulters Kurtis Marschall and Nina Kennedy will be tested daily and kept separated from their teammates but should be free to compete.

  • by Michael Gleeson and Sarah Keoghan
‘It means the world’: From Bosnia with love, Hana’s journey to starting blocks

‘It means the world’: From Bosnia with love, Hana’s journey to starting blocks

Hana Basic, the daughter of Bosnian war refugees, will on Friday run the 100m for Australia. Her parents could not be more proud to give back the country.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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Medal path opens up for McSweyn

Medal path opens up for McSweyn

The path to a medal for Stewart McSweyn has opened up with a key rival pulling out of the Olympics.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Australia’s track medal chance you’ve probably never heard of

Australia’s track medal chance you’ve probably never heard of

Ash Moloney is “the freak” of decathlon, the young rising star on the track, but it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard of him.

  • by Michael Gleeson
‘Weird and unfair’: Spiky sprint king Bolt lashes advances in shoe tech

‘Weird and unfair’: Spiky sprint king Bolt lashes advances in shoe tech

Running in the Nike Air Zoom Maxfly, Jamaican two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the fastest women’s 100m time in 33 years on June 5.

  • by Kayon Raynor
The accidental runner who’s Australia’s fastest sprinter

The accidental runner who’s Australia’s fastest sprinter

A rugby injury set Rohan Browning on a path that could lead to him becoming the first Australian man in an Olympic 100-metre sprint final since 1956.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Athletes’ Olympic prep in disarray due to Queensland’s COVID-19 call

Athletes’ Olympic prep in disarray due to Queensland’s COVID-19 call

Eight Australian athletes’ Olympic preparations have been thrown into disarray after the Queensland government banned Sydney athletes from joining the Australian team at a training camp in Cairns.

  • by Michael Gleeson and Amelia McGuire