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Athletics is a popular sport in Australia, with around 34,000 athletes, officials and coaches currently registered with the national association.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT; known as the Federal Capital Territory until 1938) is Australia's federal district, located in the south-east of the country and enclaved within the state of New South Wales.
Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass.
The discus throw is a track and field event in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than their competitors.
Ford Motor Company (commonly referred to simply as "Ford") is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
The Geelong Advertiser is a daily newspaper circulating in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, the Bellarine Peninsula, and surrounding areas.
The Geelong Football Club, nicknamed the Cats, is a professional Australian rules football club based in the city of Geelong, Australia and playing in the Australian Football League (AFL).
The high jump is a track and field event in which competitors must jump unaided over a horizontal bar placed at measured heights without dislodging it.
Hurdling is the act of running and jumping over an obstacle at speed.
The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about in length, is thrown.
Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, trading as Jetstar, is an Australian low-cost airline (self-described as "value based") headquartered in Melbourne.
Kardinia Park is a major public park located in South Geelong, Victoria.
John Landy Athletics Field is situated at the corner of Swanston Street and Barwon Terrace, South Geelong and was formerly known as Riverside Reserve.
The long jump (historically called the broad jump in the USA) is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point.
Long-distance running, or endurance running, is a form of continuous running over distances of at least eight kilometres (5 miles).
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
The Northern Territory (abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia.
The one hour run is an athletics event in which competitors try to cover as much distance as possible within one hour.
Perry Lakes Stadium was a multi-purpose stadium adjacent to Perry Lakes in Floreat, Western Australia, Australia.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.
A relay race is a racing competition where members of a team take turns completing parts of racecourse or performing a certain action.
Ronald William "Ron" Clarke, AO, MBE (21 February 1937 – 17 June 2015) was an Australian athlete, writer, and Mayor of the Gold Coast from 2004 to 2012.
The shilling is a unit of currency formerly used in Austria, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and other British Commonwealth countries.
The shot put (pronounced) is a track and field event involving "throwing"/"putting" (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy spherical object—the shot—as far as possible.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.
Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as Tassie) is an island state of Australia.
Trevor Billingham BEM (22 December 1935 – 28 January 2005) was an Australian athletics administrator and the founder of Little Athletics.
The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field event, similar to the long jump.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
Western Australia (abbreviated as WA) is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia.
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), often simply called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.
The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.