Joe Beamish held his nerve on the final lap to help John
McGlashan College win its third successive senior boys title
in the annual Caversham road relays yesterday.
Dunedin's Neale McLanachan overcame pain in his legs and hips
to win the long-course 23km run section of the Peninsula
Olympian Nick Willis has won the United States road mile
championship in Minneapolis this afternoon (NZT), running 3
minutes 56.2 seconds to edge a largely local field.
She may have missed narrowly three years ago but there was no
denying Rebekah Greene (Hill City-University) an open women's
record in the Lovelock Relay on Saturday.
Nathan Baxter led from the front with a committed captain's
run to set Ariki up for victory in the Lovelock Relay at the
University Oval on Saturday.
Richard Olsen has swapped clubs and could be the catalyst
that propels Ariki to a win in the senior men's Lovelock
It was quality that counted. Andrew Whyte (Hill
City-University) had a short home season but did enough to be
named Otago athlete of the year.
As if running 230km through the Sahara Desert in temperatures
of up to 54degC wasn't difficult enough, former Dunedin
runner William Tokona did it with injuries.
Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede and Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo have put
last year's Olympic disappointments behind them with
victories in the London Marathon.
It may have been a better day for the ducks, but Stafford
Thompson turned up the heat in the mud, drizzle and
single-digit temperatures to win the Three Peaks mountain
race in Dunedin yesterday.
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