3 things you need to know before you debate hyperandrogenism and intersex conditions

Everyone has an opinion on Caster Semenya, Dutee Chand and other women under the microscope on the issue of hyperandrogenism and intersex conditions. Before you enter the debate you need to know a few things. Correct use of personal pronouns The moment you refer to Caster Semenya or Dutee Chand  as “he” or “it”, your opinion on the… Read More

Traits of successful teams and a new daily standup

Charles Duhigg recently wrote for the New York Times about Google’s Project Aristotle which set out five years ago to define what makes a successful team. In what would seem an easy task for a company that prides itself on using data to answer all the world’s questions, it struggled to define exactly what made… Read More

Wruck runner-up at US College champs in Eugene

Australian thrower Julian Wruck has finished second in the discus at the US college championships, unable to defend his title from last year, but becoming the most successful Australian ever in the prestigious NCAA track and field championships. Competing for UCLA where he studies philosophy, the 22 year-old threw 62.56m to finish 18cm behind winner… Read More

Rupp delights Hayward Field with American record 26.44.36

Track and Field News editor Garry Hill was spot on as he proclaimed it “distance night” in the intro for day one of the 40th running of the Prefontaine Classic as American Galen Rupp thrilled the Hayward Field crowd with a brilliantly executed national record 26.44.36 in the 10000m. The London silver medallist employed four… Read More

Pearson upstaged by special throwing from the Ks in Adelaide

Whilst Olympic champion Sally Pearson was the drawcard for the 2014 Adelaide Track Classic, World Championships teammates Kim Mickle and Kathryn Mitchell stole the show with world class performances in the javelin. It was with great anticipation that the Moscow silver medallist and fifth placegetters respectively were making their season debuts. The pair have dominated… Read More

Pearson wins on her return to London Olympic stadium as Lapierre leaps long

Sally Pearson received a confidence boost in her last race before the world championships with a win at the London Diamond League in the stadium where she was crowned Olympic champion one year ago. “Everyone told me to be patient and believe in myself and that’s what I have done. I haven’t shied away and… Read More

Great tactical run from Zoe Buckman to place fourth in London

Middle-distance specialist Zoe Buckman provided the highlight for Australian athletes on the first day of the Anniversary Games, being held in the London Olympic stadium with fourth place in the 1500m in front of a capacity crowd. The Grafton-born runner who now splits her time between US and Melbourne recorded 4 minutes 9.23 seconds behind… Read More

Perkins has another chance for a qualifier in Dillingen

Long jumper Kerrie Perkins has another chance to qualify for the world championships this weekend in Dillingen, Germany after a disappointing start to her european campaign. The 2006 Commonwealth silver medallist began her series of five meets with a win and a second place in the Italian towns of Donnas and Celle Ligure, but her… Read More

Mickle gets another top-three in javelin

Javelin thrower Kim Mickle placed third at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meeting in Luzern with another solid performance to consolidate her world championship medal aspirations.  Mickle improved on her performance from Budapest last week with a best throw of 62.38m as Germany’s Olympic bronze medallist Linda Stahl took victory with a final round 65.24m. Ukraine’s European… Read More