Essendon athletes performed well at this event but not with the brilliance usually seen by our club.
Mitch Brown and Liam Adams were among the leaders but missed the medals. The same applied to our men’s and women’s 4 x 400m relay teams.
Meggan O’Riley was 3rd in the long jump with 5.59 and Max Mishchenko 3rd in the pole vault with 4.71.
Photo is the amazing Emil Zatopek who won the 5k, 10k and marathon in the 1952 Olympics.