Gold Coast hurdles queen Sally Pearson believes she has the wheels to break the world record at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games.

Canberra sprint queen Melissa Breen has run her fastest time since breaking a 20-year Australian record, sending a message to Athletics Australia after she was overlooked for funding.

Young Victorian sprinter Daniela Roman looks set to miss the World Junior Championships after walking out of a drug test last year without providing a sample.

Luke Versace had his leg ripped open by a bull in the streets of Spain when he was 19. Last year, he was so overweight his wife laughed at him as he tried to pull the Stawell Gift bib over his belly. On Monday, he won the Gift in the most dramatic of fashions.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.