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Nathan Allen has the Gift of sprint speed

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1 Nathan Allen has the Gift of sprint speed on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:24 am

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http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/toowoomba-darling-downs-nathan-allen-cobb/2344076/

Nathan Allen has the Gift of sprint speed

Toowoomba Chronicle
7th Aug 2014




THE Stawell Gift is one of Australia's most iconic, time-honoured sporting events.

And in 2007, a Darling Downs sprinter was the toast of the event.

Nathan Allen defied the odds to not only win the coveted foot race but also cross the line first from the backmarker's position, which is seldom achieved.

That feat saw Allen included in the Cobb and Co Museum's exhibit featuring the most inspirational sports people from the Darling Downs.

Allen started sprinting aged 15 and also played rugby league for Oakey.

He was fast and talented and trialled with some NRL clubs before a knee reconstruction saw him focus on athletics.

And after a visit to Stawell in 2006 to watch the Gift, Allen set his sights on winning in 2007.

He managed to win the Stawell Gift in 2007 which was the highlight of his 15-year sprinting career, which also boasted four 'classic' wins and 20 gift victories across Australia.

Allen still competes but not in athletics. He took up power lifting in 2011.

Allen will be part of The Great Debate which will try to decide which of the 18 sports people in the Cobb and Co Museum exhibit is the most inspirational.

The Great Debate will be held at Cobb and Co Museum on Friday, August 15, and tickets are $15 and are available at http://www.cobbandco.qm.qld gov.au.

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2 Re: Nathan Allen has the Gift of sprint speed on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:13 pm

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Admin wrote:Allen still competes but not in athletics. He took up power lifting in 2011.

Allen will be part of The Great Debate which will try to decide which of the 18 sports people in the Cobb and Co Museum exhibit is the most inspirational.

Hopefully he's not doing any inspiring of the import-and-attempted-use-of-testosterone variety...

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/stawell-gift-winner-banned/story-e6frep5o-1111117908850

"The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed by Athletics Australia (AA) that the male athlete, Nathan Allen (AUS), has been found guilty of the following doping violations under IAAF Rules: Attempted Use of a prohibited substance (Testosterone) (IAAF Rule 32.2b) Possession of a prohibited substance (Testosterone) (IAAF Rule 32.2f),'' said the statement.

"This non-analytical doping violation was discovered due to cooperation between the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and the Australian Customs Service and Victorian Police. In conformity with the IAAF Rules, AA has imposed the following sanction for a first violation: two years ineligibility (19.03.08. to 18.03.10).''

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