JARED Tallent and Kathryn Mitchell will represent Australia at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.
The Ballarat athletes are part of the first batch of 26 representatives named by Athletics Australia to contest the August 22-30 championships at the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium – the central venue for the 2008 Olympics.
Mitchell was a finalist at the 2013 world cham-
pionships in Moscow, finishing fifth, while Tallent is a two-time bronze medallist in the 50km walk.
Tallent will compete in both the 20km and 50km walks in Beijing.
Former Eureka Athletic Club member Victoria Mitchell has also qualified for the championships and will race in the 3000m steeplechase.
Hurdles champion Sally Pearson is the Australian team captain.
THE TEAM SO FARMEN
800m – Jeff Riseley, Alex Rowe
110m hurdles – Nick Hough
High jump – Brandon Starc, Joel Baden
Discus – Julian Wruck
Javelin – Hamish Peacock
20km walk – Dane Bird-Smith, Jared Tallent
50km walk – Chris Erickson, Jared Tallent
100m – Melissa Breen
200m – Ella Nelson
5000m – Eloise Wellings (subject to ratification of performance)
100m hurdles – Sally Pearson, Michelle Jenneke
400m hurdles – Lauren Wells
3000m steeplechase – Madeline Heiner, Victoria Mitchell
High jump – Eleanor Patterson
Pole vault – Alana Boyd, Nina Kennedy
Long jump – Brooke Stratton
Discus – Dani Samuels
Javelin – Kim Mickle, Kathryn Mitchell, Kelsey-Lee Roberts
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