KURT MULCAHY
KURT MULCAHY

Kurt learns a lesson from US master Wariner

By Steve Spinks sport@northernstar.com.au FORMER Mullumbimby 400m runner Kurt Mulcahy may have just finished school but he’s still got plenty of education to go ... in his athletics career.

Mulcahy, who is now based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, came up against the master in his pet event at the Melbourne Grand Prix last Thursday.

World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner from the US showed the locals just how good he is by cruising to victory in the event in 44.82s, more than a second outside the world record.

The Texan was in complete control of the race from start to finish with Australian 4 x 400m Olympic silver medallist Clinton Hill second and Sean Wroe third.

Mulcahy, who ran a good time of 46.88s, finished sixth but was the fourth Australian home.

Mulcahy’s mother and sister were on hand to watch him as part of a big crowd that also saw 100m world record holder Asafa Powell run.

The former rugby league player will now focus on the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane starting this Thursday.

The Championships also doubles as the Australian Olympic selection trials for Beijing.



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