Tiernan and Robinson lead Australian squad for World XC

NCAA champion Patrick Tiernan and Brett Robinson (28th at world XC in 2015) lead a squad of 24 athletes for the biennial championships to be held in Kampala, Uganda.

Jeff Riseley says the elimination mile was ‘nasty’ and ‘blew his mind’

“I think in the end it turned into a bit of a 5k guys race just with the stop-start nature of it and I thought I’d have the kick in the final bit – but gee when you’ve done three laps of fartlek and then you’ve got to try and go it just didn’t turn out that well.

Pearson third in Germany

Sally Pearson has finished third in the 60m hurdles in Karlsruhe, Germany in 7.91, behind Kendra Harrison’s 7.76.

Gusman under 3:40 in Sydney

Jordan Gusman ran 3:39.85 at the Sydney Invitational, with great runs from 18-year-old Jye Edwards with 3:41.69 and a 3:46.51 T46 world record for Michael Roeger. Josh Clarke ran 20.88s (+1.1) to take out the 200m.

Is Nitro a success?

Usain Bolt said: “The crowd came out and supported and I’m urging more people to come out on Thursday and next Saturday because it’s a great event.

The Age’s Michael Gleeson is a bit more circumspect, labelling the night ‘a qualified success’ and that the concept should be judged after the third event.