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Athletics Club Members Meet Usain Bolt

Posted: 14-Feb-2017 by Maccabi VIC

The club had a table of 11 attend the Usain Bolt Gala dinner last Thursday – Usain wanted to have his photo taken with the number one ticket holder of Maccabi Athletic Club – and he did (see above). For those who do not recognise him that’s Usain with my wife Yvette Shaw…unfortunately I didn’t get invited into the VIP room – by Yvette! We all had a great night with the greatest sprinter of all time.

Glad to see so many of our present and past club members got themselves to the Nitro Athletic Meet – and enjoyed the evenings of athletics with Usain and all the stars.

And the first of the Nitro series on Saturday night was an outstanding success. You could get so close to all the champion athletes – including Usain, and Jack Hale seen here with club junior champ Asher Marks.

I had the pleasure of being a volunteer on a few of the nights of the series.  Of course I was on my best behaviour, dressed in orange, standing straight  – showing total impartiality during the competition (see photo below).

Jemima Montag and friends (photo attached) ran a 10K time trial at Caulfield Park on the weekend to try to get a qualifier for the Maccabiah Games in July. Qualifying time for the women’s 10K is 42 minutes 30 seconds – and Jemima ran a great 42min 10 seconds to easily qualify! Meanwhile at the Nunawading track junior sprinter Liam Eliau ran a smart sub 12 seconds for the 100m to put himself in real contention for selection for the junior 100m at Maccabiah – another fine effort.

Training this week;

Tuesday 14th February 2017 – 6pm at Caulfield Park with Braham.

Sunday 19th February 2017 , morning: Long run. Location: tbc.

Sunday 19th February 2017 -  Duncan MacKinnon with Alwyn at 4.30pm

Mazeltov

Mazeltov to Jeni and Michael Ritterman on the birth of another granddaughter this morning! 

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