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Nifty Nev conquers the world

Nifty Nev conquers the world

Nifty Neville McIntyre, the boy from the bush, stormed home in the second week of the World Masters Championships in Brazil to snare three gold medals.

Thursday, 31 October 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2504)/Comments (0)/
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Youth steals the show

Youth steals the show

Fifteen-year-old whiz kid Jessica Thornton showed she will be a force to be reckoned with at the Australian All Schools Championships in Townsville in December with a fine exhibition of sprinting on Saturday.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2628)/Comments (0)/
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VALE: Albie Thomas 1935 - 2013

VALE: Albie Thomas 1935 - 2013

After a year long illness Albie Thomas died on the morning of Sunday October 27, 2013 and the athletics’ world lost one of its greats.

Born in Hurstville on February 8, 1935, Thomas became one of Australia’s greatest distance runners. He broke world records, competed at three Olympic Games, was a dual Commonwealth Games medallist and after his career he coached and worked tireless for his athletics club.

Monday, 28 October 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (6122)/Comments (0)/
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Winter Premierships decided

Winter Premierships decided

Last Sunday’s Fernleigh15 was the final event of the Athletics NSW winter season and a number of awards went down to the wire.

Two clubs dominated the winter season. Bankstown took the Winter club trophy and also individually the men’s distance runner of the year award, while Sydney University claimed the open men’s and women’s winter premierships and the women’s distance runner of the year award.

 

Friday, 25 October 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (2020)/Comments (0)/
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Treloar Shield launched

Treloar Shield launched

This month, 68 years ago (in 1945) a 17 year-old school kid started to emerge at NSW interclub. Running on the primitive grass oval of Henson Park, home of the famous by the Newtown Football team, John Treloar started to make his mark. In the previously few weeks, he had won the NSW Schools 100 yards in an equal meet record of 9.8 seconds (equal to 10.7 for 100m) and broken the 220 yards record running 21.7 (equal to 21.6 for 200m).

 

Thursday, 24 October 2013/Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Number of views (1512)/Comments (0)/
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