SA Legend Norma Thrower to be Inducted in to Athletics Australia Hall of Fame

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With thanks to Athletics Australia A trio of Australian Commonwealth Games champions, each of whom also stood on an Olympic Games victory dais will be inducted into the Athletics Australia Hall of Fame at the 2014 John Landy Lunch in Melbourne on Thursday 20 March. Long Jumper Gary Honey (Vic) will join javelin thrower Louise (McPaul) Currey (NSW) and South Australian […]

Adelaide Track Classic Review – A Local Perspective


Words: Daniel Jervis-Bardy With a fervent smile stretched across her face, Margaret Gayen encapsulated the overwhelming sentiment among South Australian athletes at Saturday night’s Adelaide Track Classic.   ‘Its awesome’ Gayen beamed. ‘To have that many people in the stadium, that many people interested in Track & Field in South Australia is just fantastic’ On […]

Richard Just Wants to Run – The South Australian distance runner who won’t give up

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On a perfect night in Adelaide in 2009, Richard Everest broke the Australian Junior 3000m record, replacing world championship bronze medallist Craig Mottrom as the fastest ever Australian junior over the distance. On the verge of Commonwealth Games selection, Everest had the world at his feet. Five years on, many people may be wondering what […]

Bob Cruise awarded the OAA Merit Award

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Athletics SA would like to extend a huge congratulations to Bob Cruise, who has been awarded a Merit Award from the Oceania Athletics Association. At the recent OAA Council Meeting, it was unanimously agreed that Bob should receive this award in recognition of his significant contribution to the sport of athletics over a sustained period […]

Runnin’ Rebel – The Chaotic Career of Sophie Linn

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Ever wondered what it’s like competing in the US Collegiate System? Well more and more Australian athletes are heading to the US on college scholarships. In South Australia, many locals have headed to the “States” including in recent years, thrower Jarrod Stevens (Boise State University), former Australian Marathon Champion, Dale Engler (Idaho), distance runner Daniel […]

Tallent and Mottrom Earn Selection

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Courtesy of Athletics Australia   Three Australian athletes, including three-time Olympic race walking medallist Jared Tallent of Victoria, have been named to the Australian Flame team for the 2014 IAAF World Race Walking Cup. Tallent joins fellow Victorian Chris Erickson and Kim Mottrom of South Australia on the team for the men’s 50km race walk at the IAAF World Race Walking […]

Adelaide Track Classic Tickets Now On Sale


Athletics SA is very excited to advise that tickets are now on sale through Ticketek for the 2014 Adelaide Track Classic to be held at SA Athletics Stadium on Saturday  15th February from 6pm. CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS - Great last minute Christmas Gift!!!   Don’t miss your opportunity to Experience Amazing as Athletics SA brings Australia’s […]

IPC Athletics World Championships


The Athletics Australia Selectors have confirmed today the team that will don the green and gold to represent Australia at the IPC Athletics World Championships to be held in Lyon, France next month. The team of 40 para-athletes includes four South Australian members, Brayden Davidson, Nathan Arkley, Gabriel Cole and Michael Roeger. The Australian team […]

Red Hot South Aussies show their style at the Freezing World Cross Country Champs

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The IAAF World Cross Country Championships were held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on the 24th of March. The Australian team did not let the less than ideal weather conditions deter them from performing at their best. There was intermittent snow, freezing temperatures and a muddy course for them to contend with. South Australia had two representatives […]

Triple Olympic Medallist Jared Tallent to Become a South Aussie


Olympic race walker Claire Tallent has retired from competition to start coaching her husband, Jared, and the pair will move to Adelaide next month. It will be a homecoming for Claire, 31, who grew up in Adelaide but has been living in Canberra while part of the Australian Institute of Sport program. The dual Olympian […]


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