Rio Olympics Update

The meteoric rise of middle distance charge, Linden Hall  has continued at Round 4 of the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene (USA) late May, with the 24-year-old clocking a stunning Rio 2016 standard of 4:01.78 in the women’s 1500m – a personal best by more than three seconds. This result strengthens her claim for Rio 2016 selection and an Olympic Games debut.

Remarkably, that gives Athletics Essendon the three top positions on the all-time Australian rankings behind club legends Sarah Jamieson (4:00.93) and Margaret Crowley (4:01.34).

Already selected are Chris Erickson (50km Walk) and Liam Adams (Marathon)

Three Essendon athletes who are close to qualifying are competing in Europe this month. These are Nneka Okpala (triple jump), Mitch Brown (5000m) and Alwyn Jones (triple jump).