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Olivier siblings ignite record-breaking ITM

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 8:14 pm | Athletics New Zealand

A slew of meet and stadium records, national Para records, plus a pair of New Zealand resident records tumbled as the strong international fields aided by the best domestic talent helped deliver an epic edition of the ITM – a World Athletics Continental ... More >>

New Zealand Add Two Further Athletes To Bumper World Indoor Championships Team

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand will boast a ten-strong team to compete at the 2024 World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow (1-4 Mar NZT) after two further athletes – sprinter Tiaan Whelpton and middle-distance runner James Preston – were added to the final ... More >>

New Zealand Boast Largest Ever World Indoor Championships Team

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 3:33 pm | Athletics New Zealand

George Beamish. Photo credit: Michael Dawson. A high quality and experienced initial team of eight athletes has been selected to compete for New Zealand at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow, Scotland from 1-4 March (NZ time). As ... More >>

Rising Kiwi Triple Jumping Brothers Set For Showdown At The Sir Graeme Douglas International

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 6:36 pm | Athletics New Zealand

The two longest New Zealand male triple jumpers in history – siblings Welre and Ethan Olivier – are set for an eagerly anticipated showdown at the Sir Graeme Douglas International presented by Harcourts Cooper & Co at the Trusts Arena in Auckland ... More >>

McCartney soars to stunning world-leading pole vault mark

Sunday, 11 February 2024, 1:57 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Kiwi pole vault star Eliza McCartney produced a magnificent world-leading vault of 4.84m to triumph at The Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais Trophee EDF at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meet in Lievin, France today. The 27-year-old Rio ... More >>

Femmi Announced As Partner Of The 60th Anniversary Rotorua Marathon

Friday, 9 February 2024, 9:41 am | Athletics New Zealand

The Rotorua Marathon is delighted to welcome Femmi as a partner for the 60th anniversary edition of the iconic race on 3-4 May. Founded by New Zealand distance runners Lydia O’Donnell and Esther Keown, Femmi offers an innovative approach to training focused ... More >>

Tanner In Record-breaking Mood In The Capital

Sunday, 4 February 2024, 8:21 am | Athletics New Zealand

Tori Peeters. Photo credit: Michael Dawson On a wild night in Wellington, middle-distance maestro Sam Tanner added the national 3000m title in a PB, meet record and championship record time of 7:50.26 to the New Zealand mile crown he snared just six days earlier More >>

Beamish Shatters NZ 5000m Record And Secures Olympic Entry Standard

Saturday, 27 January 2024, 7:13 pm | Athletics New Zealand

George Beamish began his 2024 campaign in style be smashing the New Zealand 5000m record* and dipping below the Olympic Entry Standard mark by recording a stunning 13:04.33 for fourth at the John Thomas Terrier Classic at Boston University today. ... More >>

Hobbs Makes Winning Start To The Year At Potts Classic

Sunday, 21 January 2024, 7:09 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Zoe Hobbs. Photo credit: Mark Roberts Sprint superstar Zoe Hobbs opened her 2024 campaign in style by scorching to victory in 11.39 (-0.7m/s) in the women’s 100m final to light up the 25th anniversary edition of the Potts Track & Field ... More >>

Proud Pfitzinger Announced In World Cross Country Championships Team

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 10:00 am | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics NZ has announced a final team of 18 athletes comprising a full complement of six athletes in each of men’s and women’s U20 races to compete at the 2024 World Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on Saturday 30 March. An initial team ... More >>

Evergreen Garth Targets Rotorua Marathon Success

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:22 am | Athletics New Zealand

Octogenarian Garth Barfoot may have missed out on completing the New York City Marathon last weekend, but he has quickly put the disappointment behind him to target completing the 60th anniversary edition of the Rotorua Marathon next May. <img src="" ... More >>

Dame Valerie Adams Elected As World Athletics Athletes’ Commission Chair

Friday, 27 October 2023, 7:03 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand athletics icon Dame Valerie Adams has been elected as World Athletics Athletes’ Commission chair following the first meeting of its membership this week. The double Olympic shot put gold medallist and eight time world champion (four outdoors ... More >>

Peeters And Beamish Claim Diamond League Podium Finishes

Sunday, 17 September 2023, 5:44 pm | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand athletes excelled on day one of the 2023 Diamond League Final in Eugene, Oregon as javelin thrower Tori Peeters and steeplechase ace George Beamish both bagged podium placings and Sam Tanner obliterated his lifetime best in the mile to climb ... More >>

Kiwi Athlete Hope To Provide Rousing Crescendo To Season In Diamond League Final

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 5:16 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Tom Walsh. Photo credit: Michael Dawson Six Kiwi athletes hope to provide a fitting finale to their respective seasons by competing in the season-ending Diamond League Final in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday-Monday 17-18 September. The presence of half-a-dozen ... More >>

Kerr Rebounds From World Championships Blow To Finish Second In Zurich Diamond League

Friday, 1 September 2023, 9:16 am | Athletics New Zealand

Hamish Kerr bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on a final place at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest to finish second in the men’s high jump at the Zurich Diamond League this morning (Friday) with a 2.33m clearance, ... More >>

Kiwis Earn Record Number Of World Championships Top Ten Finishes

Monday, 28 August 2023, 9:30 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand claimed six top finishes at the 2023 World Athletics Championships – a record number in the history of the 40-year event - to suggest the country is on track for a positive performance at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. While there were ... More >>

Wesche Sets A Lifetime Best To Finish Seventh In Shot Final

Sunday, 27 August 2023, 4:45 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Maddi Wesche. Photo credit: Michael Dawson. Maddi Wesche climaxed the New Zealand challenge at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest on a high as she unleashed a lifetime best throw of 19.51m to finish an excellent seventh at her second ... More >>

Wesche Secures Spot In Women’s Shot Put Final

Sunday, 27 August 2023, 5:33 am | Athletics New Zealand

Maddi Wesche has qualified for the Women’s Shot Put final of the 2023 World Athletics Championships with a best throw of 18.59m in her opening round of qualification. The kiwi shot put queen finished in twelfth position to fill the last spot available ... More >>

Peeters Gut-wrenchingly Misses Out On Final Spot

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 5:46 am | Athletics New Zealand

There was heartbreak for Tori Peeters who finished an agonising 13th in women’s javelin qualification to miss out on a place in the final by just one place in the morning session of day five of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. On ... More >>

Hobbs And Bell Secure Top Ten Finishes In Budapest

Tuesday, 22 August 2023, 11:46 am | Athletics New Zealand

New Zealand claimed a pair of top ten finishes on day three of the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest as Zoe Hobbs ran a blistering 11.02 in her semifinal, just missing out on a final spot by one hundredth of a second, and Connor Bell placed ... More >>





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