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Sprint king Matt Shirvington is back as a 100m Sprint force.

Emotional Shirvington on pace for Games

27 Jan 06 03:20
Australian sprinter Matt Shirvington has announced his return to form by squeezing out a narrow victory against Australia’s best at the Athletics Australia Telstra A series in Canberra.
Australia's 400m Hurdles champion Jana Pittman is in fine form for the Games.

Pittman could target Hurdles and Sprint double

27 Jan 06 01:34
Australian Hurdling star Jana Pittman could be considering a shot at double 400m gold in Melbourne following her return to grand prix racing in Canberra.
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EAD competitors in training

19 Jan 06 06:06
With the naming of Commonwealth Games squads well and truly underway, the selection of Elite Athletes with a Disability (EAD) to take part in the fully-integrated program at Melbourne 2006 is also taking shape.
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Kiwi has good shot at Games place

17 Jan 06 05:02
New Zealand’s Valerie Vili looks a certainty to compete in the Shot Put event at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games after a record-breaking performance at the Porritt Classic in Hamilton.
Asafa Powell sprints towards his world record breaking finish.

Powell confirmed for Games start

17 Jan 06 02:55
The world’s fastest man, Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, will run at the Commonwealth Games in March.
Scott Martin prepares to throw the Discus.

Martin’s Games dream not such a long shot

16 Jan 06 05:15
Discus and Shot Put athlete Scott Martin is hoping his life-long dream of competing at a Commonwealth Games will come true this year.
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Tasmanian mum sets sights on Steeplechase start

10 Jan 06 05:50
Hobart mother of two Donna MacFarlane has found herself a surprise front-runner for a Games Athletics berth after blitzing an entire track of runners at the 3,000 metres Zatopek Classic steeplechase in Melbourne.
Paula Radcliffe races to the finish line.

Track queen Radcliffe ready for Games

09 Jan 06 07:07
Triple World Champion marathon runner and English Athletics star Paula Radcliffe is preparing to compete at the Games after an emphatic race win at the San Silvestre Vallecana road race in Spain on New Year’s Eve.
Australia's Matt Shirvington.

Time is running out for a Shirvington Games birth

05 Jan 06 00:49
Matt Shirvington still clings to a hope of qualifying for the Men’s 100 metres at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, following his first competitive race since the Helsinki World Championships in 2005.
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World's fastest man to come to Games

28 Nov 05 04:56
Jamaica's Asafa Powell has broken the 100m world record, setting the most glamorous event in athletics a new best time of 9.77 seconds and marking him a firm favourite for the event at next year's Commonwealth Games.

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