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Athletics - 31. January 2008.

Australia Day weekend delivers performances, promise

Australia Day weekend delivers performances, promise Sally McLellan’s scorching hurdles victory in Canberra.

The Canberra Athletics Classic turned up the heat on what will be a loaded month of domestic action with the Australian Athletics Cup (February 2), Sydney Grand Prix (February 16), Melbourne Grand Prix (February 21) and Selection Trials and 86th Australian Championships (February 28 - March 1) to come.

McLellan (100m hurdles) and Tamsyn Lewis, Madeleine Pape and Lachlan Renshaw (800m), Ellen Pettitt (high jump), Jared Tallent (20km walk) and the men’s 4 x 400m relay teams highlighted the weekend.

A successful season debut for Bronwyn Thompson (long jump) and a return to Canberra for perennial sprint favourites Matt Shirvington and Lauren Hewitt were also popular with the spectators.
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