Gusman ran 14:02.06 on his 5000m debut, with Hall running 15:53.96.

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Latest on Nitro Athletics

Monday 14 November 2016

– England, Japan and China to enter teams

– Selection process for 12 men and 12 women to represent Australia to be announced soon

– Other Aussies may be selected in Usain Bolt’s team

– Victorian government funding the event to be based in Melbourne for first 3 years

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Olympic Park deja vu?

Monday 14 November 2016

Is access to Melbourne’s main athletics track in jeopardy again? South Melbourne FC have a 40 year lease to Lakeside Stadium and are bidding to join the A-League.

 

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Sally Pearson returns to competition

Sunday 13 November 2016

The 2012 Olympic 100m hurdles champion ran 7.43 (+0.0) over 60m and was second behind 16-year-old Riley Day over 150m,  17.95 to 17.60 (+0.0).

 

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Gusman runs 7:54 to win NSW 3000m title

Sunday 13 November 2016

Jordan Gusman clocked a meet record of 7:54.72 to take the win, with Victoria Mitchell winning the women’s race in 9:15.77.

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From next season Little Athletics will use the calendar year to determine age groups, bringing it into line with Athletics Australia competition.

 

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After a frantic few months where AA hired a team of consultants to try to find the cash to lure Bolt — he comes with a $1 million-plus price tag — a deal was finally signed off on the night before Friday’s official launch.

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Six teams of 24 athletes are set to participate in the Nitro Athletics series, which will place on Saturday 4, Thursday 9 and a final on Saturday 11 February 2017.

Nitro Athletics will not just feature traditional events – and will include a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork disciplines across sprints, distance, field and para-athletics events. Mixed events and relays will also feature in the Nitro program as team’s battle for points and the Nitro Athletics Melbourne crown.

Night one and the final of Nitro Athletics Melbourne will feature the same program with the Thursday night program offering a selection of alternative events.

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Athletics Australia are scrambling to pull together the new Nitro series in time but securing Usain Bolt is the first and most important signing.

The series will be held at Lakeside Stadium between 4 and 11 February 2017.

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