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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

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‘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
It’s not all fun and games in Tokyo: What to make of the ghost town Games

It’s not all fun and games in Tokyo: What to make of the ghost town Games

No crowds, a state of emergency, fly-in fly-out athletes, an alcohol ban, restaurants and bars closed. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in a ghost town

  • by Michael Gleeson
‘Maybe we should take a look’: White House recommends doping overhaul

‘Maybe we should take a look’: White House recommends doping overhaul

The White House says Joe Biden had paid particular attention to the case of Sha’Carri Richardson, who says she turned to marijuana after the death of her mother.

  • by Amy Tennery
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McDermott jumps into medal contention for Tokyo

McDermott jumps into medal contention for Tokyo

The 24-year-old high jumper owns five of the top ten heights cleared this year, putting her firmly in the medal frame for Tokyo.

  • by Michael Gleeson
America’s fastest woman could miss Tokyo Games after failed drug test

America’s fastest woman could miss Tokyo Games after failed drug test

Sha’Carri Richardson is unlikely to get the chance to run for Tokyo gold while the oldest men’s track record was broken on an eventful day just weeks from the Games.

  • by Amy Tennery
Steeplechaser qualifies for Olympics with two hours to spare

Steeplechaser qualifies for Olympics with two hours to spare

With just two and a half hours left before the qualifying deadline, Australian steeplechaser Ed Trippas stopped the clock at just the time he needed.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Hunter claims Tokyo spot with second quickest Australian time ever

Hunter claims Tokyo spot with second quickest Australian time ever

Two weeks ago, Australia didn’t have a runner qualified to race the 800 metres at the Tokyo Olympics. Now, they have three.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Bisset breaks her own 800m national record

Bisset breaks her own 800m national record

Catriona Bisset has shaved almost a second off her own national 800m record, leading a group of Aussie athletes staking claims for Tokyo at the weekend.

  • by Michael Gleeson