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Athletics NZ Weekly News

Dame Valerie Adams outstanding contribution to athletics in Auckland for the past 19 years has been recognised with life membership of Athletics Auckland.... more athletics news


IAAF Releases Largest Ever Athletics Biomechanics Study

Almost everything that moved in the stadium at last year’s IAAF World Championships in London was recorded by 49 high speed cameras and has now been measured and analysed as part of the largest biomechanical study in the sport’s history.


Robinson qualifies for 1500m final at Under 20 World Champs

Kiwi Katrina Robinson overcame the disappointment of the 3000m final at the Under 20 World Championships in Finland with a quality performance in the heats of the 1500m to qualify for the final as the third fastest.


Adams improves in Rabat

Dame Valerie Adams has finished third in the latest Diamond League shot put competition in the Moroccan city of Rabat.


Five Minutes with Connor Bell

Commonwealth Youth Games gold medallist and national U18 and U20 discus champion Connor Bell is an athlete of exciting potential. The 17-year-old North Harbour Bays athlete offers a glimpse into his world by answering our Five Minutes With questions.


Tayla Clement finds her Niche

Seldom does an athlete progress from complete novice to world number one inside six months but that is the remarkable journey enjoyed by Tayla Clement. Steve Landells chats to the fledgling Para shot putter about her meteoric progress and aspirations


Lilli Burdon's Sweet NCAA Success

Kiwi Lilli Burdon claimed a wonderful NCAA 5000m bronze medal last month. Steve Landells caught up with the US-based athlete to find out more about her recent success.


Shot Put Gold for Wesche at World U20 Champs

Maddison Wesche continued New Zealand’s stunning run of World shot put champions, winning the Women’s Under 20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland with a last gasp effort.


Ballantyne gets top eight finish at World U20 Champs

Ryan Ballantyne was the first of the Kiwi athletes at the IAAF World U20 to qualify for a final, but the shot put qualification didn’t go as smoothly as he would have liked.


NZ Under 20 athletes prepare to take on the world in Finland

A New Zealand team of ten athletes is in Finland for the IAAF World Under 20 Championships starting in Tampere on Tuesday night.