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AIA VITALITY INVITATIONAL ATTRACTS AUSTRALIA’S TOP DISTANCE RUNNERS

The AIA Vitality Invitational 3200m to include distance running stars Stewart McSweyn, Matthew Ramsden, Brett Robinson and Ryan Gregson  Stawell, VIC, March 24, 2021: The AIA Vitality Invitational is a new race scheduled to feature alongside the famous Powercor Stawell Gift and Change Our Game Women’s Gift finals at the

Luke Houlihan can’t wait for Stawell after ‘empty’ 2020 season

“There’s a three-word phrase that has been passed through generations of athletes. It carries immense weight and prestige. That phrase is ‘Stawell Gift Final’.” So believes Luke Houlihan who would like to go one step further than his 2nd place in the 2015 Stawell Gift Final, this year. “It’s a sprinter’s

FURPHY PARTNERS WITH THE POWERCOR STAWELL GIFT TO CONTINUE A GREAT AUSTRALIAN STORY

“Good, better, best, never let it rest, till your good is better and your better best.” These words uttered by John Furphy in 1910 in Shepparton, Victoria could easily apply to the athletes of the 22nd running of the Stawell Gift, which took place just a mere three hours drive

SONS OF GUNS – the next generation of legend milers

With Australian middle and long distance runners currently in the spotlight, we meet the three young athletes who took out the Maribyrnong 1600m this season and who are all sons of past Stawell winning pro runners. Finn Russell, Geordie Hore and Marcus Overman would probably not be running if it

Todd Ireland can’t pick from his stable of on-form runners

“What will be will be” is coach Todd Ireland’s mantra when it comes to picking a winner from his group for the Powercor Stawell Gift Men’s Open this year. Ringwood training partners Daniel Sonsini, Jason Bailey and Matt Burleigh finished the Waverley Gift in February in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively,