Earlier this week dual Commonwealth Games marathon gold medallist Michael Shelley announced his retirement.
A versatile athlete, with personal bests ranging from 3:39.90 over 1500m in winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Australian Championships through to a 2:11:15 in the marathon, it was on the roads that Shelley excelled, winning two gold at the Commonwealth Games in the marathon.
Martin Dent and Michael Shelley run side by side in the 12km men's race at the Australian trial for the 2008 World Cross Country Championships.
Collis Birmingham and Michael Shelley lead the way in the Zatopek 10000m in 2008.
Ben St Lawrence, Michael Shelley, Scott Westcott and Tim Rowe training at Falls Creek in December, 2008.
Ben St Lawrence and Michael Shelley in a close tussle to be the second Australian across the line in the 5000m at the 2009 World Athletics Tour meet in Melbourne.
Tanzania's Dickson Marwa sprints clear of Gold Coast local Michael Shelley to take out the 2009 Gold Coast Half Marathon in a time of 62:09.
The 2009 Zatopek 10000m, with Michael Shelley and David McNeill running at the front of the lead pack.
Michael Shelley training at Falls Creek in 2010.
Michael Shelley and Collis Birmingham leading the Australian trial for the 2011 World Cross Country Championships.
One step better four years later with gold in Glasgow. Shelley joined the illustrious company of Dave Power, Rob de Castella and Steve Moneghetti as Australians to win the event.
In his two Olympic appearances Shelley performed admirably, finishing 16th in London in 2012 and 47th in Rio in 2016.
Hometown hero. In grueling conditions Shelley defended his Commonwealth Games title on the Gold Coast in 2012.