Philanthropist pitches in to help Melissa Breen as Athletics Australia funding falls short

Australia’s fastest ever woman, Melissa Breen, has been given just a third of the funding she was expected to get – $4000 – prompting wealthy businesswoman Susan Alberti to again step in and do what her sport did not.
 

Record run by Stanford's Solomon could be just the start

Steven Solomon's record-breaking 400-meter run in Melbourne on Saturday was satisfying on many levels for both Solomon and Stanford associate head coach Jody Stewart.
 

Rising star Morgan Mitchell makes Australia's Commonwealth Games team

When you can do everything, doing any one thing can be the hardest part. Morgan Mitchell was spoilt for choice.
 

Pearson looks forward to Glasgow double

Sally Pearson can't wait to step out of her comfort zone and take on many of the world's fastest women when she doubles up at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
 

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon blitzes nation’s best 400m runners

Olympic 400m finalist Steve Solomon had not competed on home soil for two years but it was worth the wait to watch him blitz the nation’s best 400m runners to win his third national title in Melbourne tonight.
 

Offbeat diet set to help Mel Breen to bring home the chocolates at Commonwealth Games

It's one of the more bizarre preparations but Mel Breen’s focus leading into the Commonwealth Games trials has involved eating as much as possible.
 

Sally Pearson tunes up for Aussie Championships with 11.27 run in 100m at Queensland Track Classic

Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson has warmed up for next week’s Australian championships in dazzling style at the Queensland Track Classic.
 

Australian sprinter competed when he should have been banned

Inexcusable delays by Australia’s anti-doping body and its laboratory in dealing with the case of an Australian sprinter has meant the athlete has continued to compete when he should have been banned.
 

Three Australian sprinters banned for drug breaches

A third member of the men's sprint relay teams that represented Australia on the track at the London Olympics and the world championships in 2011 has been banned for drug code violations.
 

Sally Pearson rules out running in 200

Sally Pearson is likely to jettison plans to run in the 200 metres sprint as well as the hurdles and 100 metres flat sprint at the national titles in Melbourne next month.