Can Nitro save Australian athletics? It must!

Great analysis of the state of Australian and global athletics by The Age’s Michael Gleeson.

“In gambling terms AA has gone all in on Nitro and some fear for the outcome of that gamble.But it was really no gamble at all for AA for if Nitro was not tried and allowed to succeed the sport would surely fail. There was no money for a domestic national season this year so the idea of continuing to do what had been tried and failed was no longer a choice. The option then was to pare back and become smaller and even less relevant. That too was not a choice.”

Sally Pearson back to mainstream competition next week in Germany

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist was ready to walk away from the sport, before being inspired by Lydia Lassila’s documentary.

Lapierre leaps to victory in Boston

Fabrice Lapierre jumped 7.80m to win on count back, ahead of competing in Nitro Athletics next week.

Anneliese Rubie thinking of moving up to 800m

The 24-year-old recently moved to Melbourne to be closer to master coach, Peter Fortune.

Jack Hale relishing the chance to run with Usain Bolt

The Australian junior 100m record holder is in awe of Bolt, and is focusing on the 2018 Commonwealth Games over this year’s World Championships.