Joshua Baan will probably have to overcome a former Otago
runner if he is to win the New Zealand senior men's
cross-country title in Christchurch today.
It was tough going and extraordinarily hot but Dunedin
endurance runner Glenn Sutton made it across the finish line
at the Badwater 135.
Valerie Adams' pursuit of a fifth world championship shot put
title is in doubt, with a decision on whether to press on to
Beijing next month expected in the next 72 hours.
Dunedin endurance runner Glenn Sutton is a tiger for
punishment - and it will be the real deal this year.
Athletics New Zealand is confident the country's best
athletes will be on show in Dunedin in March.
Usain Bolt answered questions over his fitness ahead of the
IAAF World Championships with a season's best of 9.87 seconds
in the 100 metres with a workmanlike performance at the
London Anniversary Games on Friday.
Andre De Grasse introduced himself as Canada's next great
sprinting hope on Wednesday, powering his way to Pan American
Games 100 metres gold.
Otago triathlete Tony Dodds had a tough day at the latest
round of the world series in Germany on Sunday.
For the first time in four years, there will be a new Otago
senior men's cross-country champion.
Four Otago athletes set to compete at the World University
Games in South Korea are among 66 New Zealanders hoping to do
better than two years ago.
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