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Hamish hurls his way to silver

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TASSIE JAVELIN thrower Hamish Peacock is one of the truly colourful characters of track and field. JOHN CRAVEN tracks him from a Burnie cricket ball-throwing competition to a silver medal at the Gold Coast Games. More »

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Amy Cure, Queen of the Apple Isle

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HEAD DOWN and being hunted by her pursuers, Amy Cure showed her courage and her class as she clinched a gold medal for Australia in cycling’s tough 10-kilometre scratch race. JOHN CRAVEN reports. More »

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For Greg Miles the races keep calling

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LIFE in “retirement” has never been so hectic for the man who called a record 36 Melbourne Cups, as JOHN CRAVEN reports: Recently-retired race broadcaster Greg Miles feels he has been on a “great odyssey” since he called his last event at Caulfield on Easter S... More »

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Back from broke in Manangatang

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JOHN CRAVEN proudly recalls the day he dipped into his wallet and found $50 to help a baby-faced bikerider who couldn’t afford breakfast: AS A DOWNTRODDEN cycling promoter for the past 28 years, quite often something happens that either provokes a barrage of r... More »