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Our greatest ever athlete, Betty Cuthbert, passes away

Our greatest ever athlete, Betty Cuthbert, passes away

On Sunday, the sporting world lost one of the greatest ever athletes, Betty Cuthbert. She was undoubtedly the finest track and field athlete in Australian history. For the last 48 years she had battled multiple sclerosis, but bravely forth on accepting it was god’s wish for her to use her public profile to raise awareness and funds of the illness.  She was aged 79 when she passed away in a nursing home in Mandurah WA. David Tarbotton and Ron Bendall look back on her career for Athletics NSW.

Monday, 7 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (917)/Comments (0)/
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Fab finalist – World Champs days 1 & 2 NSW Wrap

Fab finalist – World Champs days 1 & 2 NSW Wrap

Four NSW athletes were in action on days one and two of the IAAF world championships being held in London this week. Fabrice Lapierre led to highlights as a finalist in the men’s long jump.

Sunday, 6 August 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (605)/Comments (0)/
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Storey writes another chapter

Storey writes another chapter

The spectacular rise of half-miler Lora Storey over the last few years took a dramatic turn last week when she was selected in the 800m for the IAAF World Championships. David Tarbotton and Ron Bendall report for Athletics NSW

Monday, 31 July 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (3589)/Comments (0)/
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Achilles Running Club and Athletics NSW

Achilles Running Club and Athletics NSW

Achilles Australia is a national charity whose vision is to create an Australia where people with disabilities can enjoy the social, recreational and health benefits of an active lifestyle. 
Monday, 31 July 2017/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (511)/Comments (0)/
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NSW London contingent now 22 athletes

NSW London contingent now 22 athletes

There was great late news for another five NSW athletes who were added to the Australian team for the 2017 IAAF World Championships, through the ‘roll-down process. The additions brought the number of NSW athletes up to 22.

Added to the team were: distance runners Heidi See, Victoria Mitchell and Lora Storey, along with high jumper Nicola McDermott and hurdler Michelle Jenneke.

Sunday, 30 July 2017/Author: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall/Number of views (1479)/Comments (0)/
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