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New Zealand international race walker Alana Barber retires

Friday, 17 September 2021, 9:28 am | Athletics New Zealand

Commonwealth silver medal-winning race walker Alana Barber has formally announced her retirement from the sport. More >>

Voss Joins Select Group With Back-to-back Rotorua Marathon Titles

Saturday, 8 May 2021, 3:10 pm | Athletics New Zealand

2021 Rotorua Marathon winner Michael Voss. Home favourite Michael Voss became only the fourth man in history to claim back-to-back Rotorua Marathon victories as he ignited the 57th edition of the iconic race by storming to an emphatic win in 2:29:30. ... More >>

Thousands Set To Descend On Rotorua Marathon

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 4:48 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Runners and walkers of all abilities and experience levels are set to descend on one of the most beautiful parts of the country this weekend when the iconic Rotorua Marathon is held for the 57th time on Saturday. With around 4,000 entrants expected ... More >>

Buscomb Secures Rare Hat-trick Of Medals

Sunday, 28 March 2021, 5:51 am | Athletics New Zealand

Camille Buscomb wrapped up her energy-sapping quest at the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Hastings by securing a richly-deserved gold medal in a thrilling final of the senior women’s 1500m. In one of the most entertaining More >>

Robinson Creates History With Open Silver

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 5:03 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Paralympic, Commonwealth and World silver medallist Holly Robinson has written herself into the record books by becoming the first Para athlete to win a medal in an open event in the history of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships. More >>

Ratcliffe Books Olympic Qualification And Breaks Oceania Record

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:23 am | Athletics New Zealand

Julia Ratcliffe set a stunning Oceania record and also banked the Olympic automatic qualification mark in a rip-roaring demonstration of hammer excellence in the evening session on day one of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships. ... More >>

Hobbs Ignites Opening Of Track And Field Champs

Friday, 26 March 2021, 5:14 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Zoe Hobbs ignited the opening of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Hastings to secure victory in a red hot women’s 100m final by equalling the national record with a scintillating time of 11.32 (+1.4m/s). All season, the 23-year-old ... More >>

Walsh Looks To Make A Statement

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:39 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Shot put titan Tom Walsh believes the rescheduling of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Hastings has worked in his favour as he seeks a 12th successive national title on Friday. The marquee Athletics New Zealand competition ... More >>

King And Queen Of Shot Put Headline National Champs

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 6:20 am | Athletics New Zealand

Much of the interest at the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships is likely to centre on the country’s king and queen of shot put, Tom Walsh and Dame Valerie Adams, when the event returns to the beautiful region of Hawke’s Bay ... More >>

Action-packed Winter Schedule Locked In

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 3:10 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Summer may be drawing to a close but there is plenty of athletics action to look forward to over the winter months with the domestic focus set to turn to cross country, road, mountain and trail events all over the country. The rescheduled Jennian Homes ... More >>

Modified Jennian Homes New Zealand Track And Field Championships To Be Held

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 5:34 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Athletics New Zealand is pleased to confirm a modified version of the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships will take place over two days in Hawke’s Bay on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 March, featuring U-20 and senior athletes but unfortunately ... More >>

Statement On NZ Track And Field Championships

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 1:49 pm | Athletics New Zealand

Following the government announcement that Auckland will be at Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country at Alert Level 2 for seven days from Sunday 28 February, Athletics New Zealand wishes to confirm the Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field ... More >>

Adams Storms Back To Vintage Best

Sunday, 28 February 2021, 7:26 am | Athletics New Zealand

Dame Valerie Adams surged back to her vintage best this evening as she lit up the Sir Graeme Douglas International in Auckland by unleashing a world-class 19.65m to register her longest throw for five years. In a brilliant return to form, Adams added ... More >>

Titanic Battles Set To Mark Sir Graeme Douglas

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:01 am | Athletics New Zealand

The battle of the titans between New Zealand’s fastest men and two of the country’s strongest will be among the highlights of an action-packed evening of top-class athletics at the Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday. The Sir Graeme Douglas International, ... More >>

Kerr Creates History With Record Leap At Capital Classic

Sunday, 21 February 2021, 6:24 am | Athletics New Zealand

History was made at the Capital Classic in Wellington today as Hamish Kerr snared the outright New Zealand men’s high jump record courtesy of a stunning world-leading outdoor leap of 2.31m. The 24-year-old Christchurch-based athlete has been knocking ... More >>

Sprinters To The Fore At Capital Classic

Friday, 19 February 2021, 11:42 am | Athletics New Zealand

The country’s leading two male sprinters, Eddie Osei-Nketia and Tiaan Whelpton, will go head-to-head over 100m at the annual Capital Classic meeting in Wellington on Saturday. Whelpton sprung to prominence at last year’s Capital meeting by defeating ... More >>

Fine Conditions Bring Out The Best At Porritt Classic

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 6:51 am | Athletics New Zealand

In perfect summer conditions, the Porritt Classic served up a New Zealand resident record, six meeting records, a pair of national Para records and a slew of personal bests on a thrilling day of action in Hamilton. Led by Portia Bing’s blistering ... More >>

Walsh And Gill Resume Rivalry At Porritt Classic

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 12:12 pm | Athletics New Zealand

One of the most enthralling storylines of the sporting summer will open its next chapter on Saturday when Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill resume their rivalry in the shot-put circle at the Porritt Classic in Hamilton. Gill, 26, is currently riding the crest ... More >>

Gill Secures Third Successive Victory Over Walsh At ITM

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 6:08 am | Athletics New Zealand

Red-hot Jacko Gill fired the metal ball out to a new lifetime best to secure a third successive men’s shot put victory over rival Tom Walsh at a chilly and blustery International Track Meet in Christchurch tonight. Competing in Walsh’s backyard, ... More >>

Buscomb And Tanner Claim Mile Honours At Entertaining Cooks Classic

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 6:16 am | Athletics New Zealand

Few athletics venues in the world are as synonymous with the mile as Cooks Gardens in Whanganui, and Camille Buscomb and Sam Tanner lived up to that rich tradition by claiming the New Zealand Mile Championship titles on a historic night of action ... More >>