On Saturday, world record holder Mike Powell takes to the runway at the New Zealand Track & Field Championships after a 12-year competitive break from the sport in a bid to claim the world masters record in the 50-54 age group of 6.84m.
The 27th annual Triple Peaks Challenge was raced in hot conditions in Hawkes Bay NZ on Saturday. With a slightly longer course of 47.8 km the event was never going to be easy, but the high temperature certainly added to the days challenge.
Olympic Silver medallist Nick Willis defied the bookies odds to clinch a sweet 5000m victory over the Robertson twins to bring a rousing finale to the Auckland Track Challenge at a pulsating Douglas Track and Field at the Trusts Stadium.
Charity ultra runner Mal Law is cutting through his challenge of 50 off-road marathons in 50 days which he kicked off at the Tarawera Ultra in Rotorua early February with his body holding up, just, with 18 runs completed.
Mal Law who ran seven major walks in 7 days back in 2009 (7in7) all for charity raising over $300k is back, this time hitting the trails with a much bigger challenge, all for Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
Athletics Round Up - Alana Barber broke the New Zealand national 20km road walking record, Adelaide Track Classic Michael Cochrane won the 400m hurdles, Jacko Gill secured his second best ever shot put of 20.58m.. more
Zane Robertson recently produced arguably one of the finest New Zealand distance running performance for several generations in Japan. Steve Landells chats to the ambitious East African-based Kiwi about his rich vein of form