The Australian Track and Field Championships are taking place over nine days from March 26 to April 3 at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. The meet will give spectators the chance to see Australia’s premier athletes compete for their selection to the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, OR, and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this July and August, respectively.
Athletics Australia Chief Executive Peter Bromley said, “So much Australian athletics history has gone down in the record books at Sydney Olympic Park and we’re thrilled to be returning to Sydney once again in partnership with Destination NSW, to witness more iconic moments at this year’s Australian Track and Field Championships.
“After the success of our team at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it’s fantastic that Sydneysiders and visitors will get the chance to see some of our brightest talent in action, and I encourage everyone to get themselves to Homebush to enjoy the spectacle.
“This is your chance to see your favourite track and field action up close and personal before we see them on our screens at the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games later this year. Don’t miss out!”
For more information about the 2022 Australian Track and Field Championships, click here.
Athletics Canada news
Mohammed Ahmed broke his own Canadian 10,000-metre record, setting a blistering time of 26:34.14. That time cut 25 seconds off his previous record and is the second-fastest time in North American history, as well as the ninth-fastest time in world history.
Ahmed also owns the Canadian 5000m record, which is the fastest North American performance all-time at 12:47.20. Ahmed from St. Catharine’s ON, owns five national records from 3000m indoors and outdoors to the 10,000m distance. Ahmed competes for the Bowerman Track Club (BTC) currently may be the most competitive club in the world. Fellow Canadian and BTC member Gabriela DeBues-Stafford has seven national records.
Liam Stanley broke his own T37 5,000m world record in Victoria last weekend at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. He improved his record by a whopping 15 seconds. The record is pending ratification. The Victoria native’s new world record time to beat is 15:39.08.
Canada’s new national track series
Athletics Canada reveals its Canadian Championship Series of 2022: it’s the most comprehensive since 2019.
The Series will comprise ten events, span five provinces, and crown champions in disciplines ranging from the 100m to the Marathon that will allow participants to compete on the Track, Field, Road, and Trail.
See all the details here>>