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A HUMBLED Scott Westcott is training hard and ready to go to the world marathon championship in Moscow if a groundswell of support for him via social media helps bring about a change of heart from Athletics Australia. One of his supporters is two-time national marathon champion and 18-time Australian representative Pat Carroll, who was [...]
TWO Olympic gold medallists and a Commonwealth Games long-distance runner are the impressive ambassadors for the eighth Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast. More about Glynis Nunn-Cearns, Natalie Cook and Pat Carroll here….
More than 12,500 people are expected to take part in the eight-day event from November 3, with more than 450 from New Zealand, 200 from Papua New Guinea and 200 from other regional countries. Additionally, there will be 39 sports, with the inclusion of AFL 9s, athletics beach mile, calisthenics, cycling and outrigger canoeing. More [...]
PCRG raised $45,000 for Harri Creevy and Luke Farrelly during PCRG’s 2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon Campaign. Harri/Matt (Harri’s Father) and Pat Carroll were featured in the Courier Mail. Here’s the article.
IT had been a rare good run for Athletics Australia until last week’s enlightening Genevieve LaCaze selection fiasco. In recent weeks AA selectors, endorsed by the AA board, overturned their own high performance manager Eric Hollingsworth’s tougher marathon selection criteria and picked three men for the Olympic road race. Then AA sensibly also picked Melissa [...]
Last week, Berman DeValerio, one of the country’s (USA) premier class action law firms focused on business litigation, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Vibram and Vibram FiveFingers in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. The complaint seeks a jury trial on the grounds that Vibram is making “false” health claims about its product. More [...]
‘You want to know what the secret is? That there is no secret.” Brother Colm O’Connell, a retired Irish priest and one of Kenya’s top running coaches, is almost spitting with delight as he talks to me. We are standing in the grounds of St Patrick’s school in Iten, Kenya. On the grass in front [...]
A Kenyan winning the New York, Boston or London marathon has become such a constant feature of the athletic landscape that we don’t question it anymore — it is one of those things that just come with being a Kenyan. But beyond Kenyan borders, athletes and sports pundits are still baffled at how a tiny [...]
Like many marathon runners, Kate Mori always drank plenty of fluids before, during and after a race, rather than waiting until she got thirsty. “I’d always been taught you had to ‘stay ahead’ of thirst and that being thirsty was a sign you were already dehydrated,” says the 42-year-old sports scientist. Read more: