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Roswell Double And Camp Three-Peat Ignite Lovelock Classic

Sunday, 10 January 2021, 6:04 am | Athletics New Zealand

Promising teenage middle-distance talent Daniel Roswell demonstrated his rising ability to secure a memorable 800m and Lovelock Mile double today at the Lovelock Classic in Timaru. The 19-year-old destroyed his previous mile best by more than ... More >>

Bumper Track And Field Season In Store

Friday, 18 December 2020, 2:09 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics fans are in for a bumper domestic track and field season this summer with a raft of household names all in action on home soil and looking to peak for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to numerous regional events and National ... More >>

2nd For Dame Valerie Adams In Shot Put & 1st For Eddie Osei-Nketia After Disqualification In 100m

Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

After placing second in his heat in 10.34, Edward Osei-Nketia had to wait over an hour while the result of his 100m final was protested. Jack Hale of Australia, who raced the 100m under protest, finished in first place but was later disqualified. ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Battle On The Track & In The Field At The Sir Graeme Douglas International

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 3:53 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Athletes from countries including Australia, Japan and Canada will descend on the Douglas Track and Field in Auckland to take on the best of New Zealand’s athletes in what promises to be an outstanding meeting. The Sir Graeme Douglas International, ... More >>

NZ Record For Julia Ratcliffe. Tom Walsh & Dame Adams Dominate Shot Put

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 9:12 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Nick Willis has made his 2020 New Zealand debut on the track at the Porritt Classic in Hamilton. The two-time Olympic 1500m medallist took a convincing first place in the men’s 1500m, crossing in 3:46.71 after a strong final lap. In second was Eric ... More >>

Porritt Classic, Hamilton: Dame Valerie Adams, Tom Walsh, Nick Willis Headline

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 4:22 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Tom Walsh will have his second shot put competition this season at the annual Porritt Classic Meeting in Hamilton on Saturday. The 2017 world champion opened at the Potts Classic on January 25 with a 21.10m throw, his first outing since taking bronze at ... More >>

Potts Classic 100m Finals

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:09 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Edward Osei-Nketia crossed second in the men’s 100m final at the Potts Classic in Hastings this evening. Despite a strong start Eddie crossed in 10.41 behind Hamish Gill of Auckland who held on to finish first in 10.40, just .01 of a second ahead. ... More >>

Dame Valerie Adams Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 12:07 pm | Athletics New Zealand

In her first competition in 20 months, Dame Valerie Adams has thrown 18.65m in the women’s shot put at the Potts Classic in Hastings, bettering the Tokyo Olympic Games entry standard (18.50m) and the entry standard for the World Athletics Indoor ... More >>

Athletes Gather for Sir Graeme Douglas International

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 12:29 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand athletes will have an opportunity to compete against some of the world’s best at the Sir Graeme Douglas International in West Auckland on Sunday 23 February, with track and field athletes from Canada, Australia and Japan bolstering the field. More >>

Athletes Take to the Track at Cooks Classic

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

National 100m champion Edward Osei-Nketia will go head to head over 100m with five times New Zealand 100m and 200m champion Joseph Millar in what is expected to be the highlight of the annual Cooks Classic meeting at Cooks Gardens Whanganui on Saturday ... More >>

National Athletics Championships Returns to the Bay in 2021

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:14 am | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics New Zealand has announced the 2021 and 2022 New Zealand Track & Field Championships will be hosted in the Hawke’s Bay. The New Zealand Track & Field Championships attracts more than 600 of the best athletes from around the country ... More >>

Media Statement: Sir Peter Snell

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:37 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand has lost a sporting icon with the passing of Sir Peter Snell at the age of 80. More >>

Paralympic Javelin Bronze Medallist Rory McSweeney Retires

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:28 pm | Athletics New Zealand

The 2016 Paralympic javelin bronze medallist Rory McSweeney has called time on his long and successful career to focus on a new role as an Auckland-based insurance specialist. The 34-year-old leg amputee, who also won a 2015 World silver medal when ... More >>

Secondary Schools Athletic Championships

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 3:19 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand’s latest sprinting sensation Edward Osei-Nketia will be one to watch at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletic Championships in Wellington this weekend. More >>

Bronze for William Stedman in the 400m T36

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:24 am | Athletics New Zealand

William Stedman has secured bronze in the 400m T36 at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. Will crossed the line in 54.28, the second fastest time he’s ever run over the distance. More >>

William Stedman Cruises through to 400m T36 Final

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 7:31 pm | Athletics New Zealand

After a strong first 200m in his 400m T36 heat, William Stedman strategically slowed around the second bend and cruised down the straight to finish in 57.88 and second place, qualifying for tomorrow’s final (7.54pm Thursday NZT) at the World Para ... More >>

Silver for Holly Robinson at the World Para Athletics Champs

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 9:28 am | Athletics New Zealand

Holly Robinson has secured the silver medal in the javelin F46 at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships with a best throw of 41.60m (series: 39.65, 41.60, 34.73, 41.09, 40.42, 36.35). Competing in her fifth Championships, the current world record ... More >>

Danielle Aitchison and Anna Grimaldi win silver

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:20 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Danielle Aitchison and Anna Grimaldi have both won silver at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai. More >>

Gold on debut for Lisa Adams

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 12:12 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Media Release: Gold on debut for Lisa Adams at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships More >>

World Para Athletics Championships Team Preview

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 8:27 am | Athletics New Zealand

A New Zealand team of 15 has arrived in Dubai for the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, joining more than 1,400 athletes from 120 nations who will compete at the event. More >>