Tal­lent packed Aussie squad

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

WALKER Claire Tal­lent will join her su­per­star hus­band Jared on the Australian team for next month’s world cham­pi­onships just two months after giv­ing birth to their first son.

Claire Tal­lent re­places her in­jured sis­ter- in- law Rachel Tal­lent in a squad which could well end up be­ing the big­gest to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at an edi­tion of the bi­en­nial world ti­tles.

Forty- nine ath­letes have been con­firmed in the squad head­lined by hur­dler Sally Pear­son and Jared Tal­lent, with more cer­tain to be added in the next few days through the roll­down process, which seeks to guar­an­tee full fields in each event.

The 36- year- old Claire Tal­lent – a sil­ver medal­list at the 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games – missed se­lec­tion for the Rio Olympics, although she still went to the 2016 Games as her hus­band’s coach.

She re­sumed train­ing only a few days after the birth of baby Har­vey in late May.

Jared and Claire Tal­lent are cur­rently train­ing at al­ti­tude in St Moritz, Switzer­land.

As a mul­ti­ple Olympic and world cham­pi­onships medal­list, 50km ex­pert Jared Tal­lent is among Aus­tralia’s best hopes at the Au­gust 4- 13 world cham­pi­onships. Hav­ing over­come a se­ries of in­juries, 2011 world champ and 2012 Olympics gold medal­list Pear­son will also fancy her chances of a podium fin­ish in the 100m hur­dles.

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