Athletics

Sat 15 Sep 2018

Inside Usain Bolt’s luxury Central Coast home

Inside Usain Bolt’s luxury Central Coast home

There's no wonder Usain Bolt wants to stick around in Australia if his $2.65 million Central Coast pad is anything to go by

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Meares sets course for new challenge

Meares sets course for new challenge

For 20 years of Anna Meares’ cycling career, the thought of even walking up stairs was enough to make her look for the lift

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Starc jumping for joy after Brussels heroics

Starc jumping for joy after Brussels heroics

Red-hot high jumper Brandon Starc, the brother of Australia's leading fast bowler, has become just the fourth Aussie to win a Diamond League trophy

Bolt can see the sledges coming

Bolt can see the sledges coming

Usain Bolt enjoyed every minute of his first hitout with the Central Coast Mariners and isn't fussed about possible criticism from opposing fans and the media

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Road closures for marathon and running festival

Road closures for marathon and running festival

THOUSANDS of runners will take to the roads of the region on Sunday morning.

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Former refugee smashes half-century old record

Former refugee smashes half-century old record

Former refugee Joseph Deng has smashed the 50-year-old Australian 800m record at the Diamond League athletics meet in Monaco

Sat 28 Apr 2018

Truth behind iconic photograph of Aussie athlete

Truth behind iconic photograph of Aussie athlete

The little-known story of an Aussie involved in one of the most iconic images of the 20th century is set to be officially recognised

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Ultimatum for controversial Olympic star

Ultimatum for controversial Olympic star

Olympic runner Caster Semenya’s controversial career could be brought to a halt thanks a new ruling from the sport’s governing body

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Dedicated Des deserves a final cheer

Ipswich track and field official Des Johnston retires from international duty having witnessed high drama, experienced Aussie fervour and achieved many goals.

Sat 14 Apr 2018

Sad end for Aussies as relays fall flat

Sad end for Aussies as relays fall flat

The image of Mel Breen face down on the Carrara Stadium track summed up Australia’s relay woes on Saturday, and it wasn’t the only thing that went wrong

Bolt’s savage sledge at Jamaican flops

Bolt’s savage sledge at Jamaican flops

Usain Bolt has taken a shocking swipe at his star apprentice in a brutal sledge at his former teammates

Fri 13 Apr 2018

Australia needs to see this Jenneke

Australia needs to see this Jenneke

AUSSIE athletics great Tamsyn Lewis said Australia needs to see the real Michelle “Jiggling” Jenneke after a watershed moment on the Gold Coast.

Campbell cops tough knock during her Games debut

Campbell cops tough knock during her Games debut

SUNSHINE Coast-trained pole vaulter Lisa Campbell fell short of her top mark, to bow out of the Commonwealth Games last night.

Denny finishes fourth in discus, misses history

Denny finishes fourth in discus, misses history

Denny's attempt to become the first man since 1938 to medal in the hammer throw and discus fell short by just 108cm.

Stripped of gold on victory lap

Stripped of gold on victory lap

IN ONE of the most bizarre finishes to a sprint race ever seen, England’s Zharnel Hughes was halfway through his victory lap before he was sensationally stripped of...

Thu 12 Apr 2018

The most emotional gold medal of the Games

The most emotional gold medal of the Games

HURDLER Kyron McMaster paid tribute to his coach, who tragically died in Hurricane Irma, as he became the British Virgin Islands’ first ever gold medallist.

Why tenacious Cassie is already a winner

Why tenacious Cassie is already a winner

WHEN Ipswich Commonwealth Games high jumper Cassie Purdon represents Australia on Saturday, she can be proud having already conquered a massive challenge.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

“It’s a fricken kicker!” Heartache for Beaudesert Bullet

“It’s a fricken kicker!” Heartache for Beaudesert Bullet

IN a race which echoed to the big footsteps beside her, Queensland teen Riley Day felt a “a punch in the guts’’ when she missed the 200m final by just .01sec.

Starc jumps out of brother’s shadow

Starc jumps out of brother’s shadow

AUSSIE high jumper Brandon Starc has leapt out of the shadow of Test cricketer brother Mitchell, soaring to the Commonwealth Games high jump gold medal.

‘F...ing awesome’: Mitchell spears record

‘F...ing awesome’: Mitchell spears record

IT was fourth time lucky for Aussie Kathryn Mitchell who smashed the Commonwealth Games javelin throw record on her way to a much-deserved gold medal.

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