Victorian Institute of Sport


The VIS Athletics Program provides the highest level of support to Victoria’s elite Track & Field athletes with the aim of improving performances at international benchmark events.

The VIS program operates in partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and Athletics Victoria (AV) to support Victorian based athletes to become world’s best and to compete on the international stage at events including the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, IAAF and IPC World Championships.

The VIS Athletics Program Manager works closely with the coaches and athletes to provide access to training facilities and support services with an aim to provide a world class daily training environment for the athletes in their pursuit of international success.



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Kathryn the great

Monday, 06 August 2018

As Mitchell approached the runway for her final throw at Gold Coast 2018, the display of raw emotion was truly inspiring. The enormity in what Mitchell had achieved was realised, the tears came and she was overcome with what she’d finally done at her fourth Games.

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Deng and Hall rewrite Australian History

Monday, 23 July 2018

It has taken 49 years for the mark to be bettered, 20-year-old Joseph Deng has broken the Australian 800m record in emphatic style recording a time of 1:44.21 at the Monaco Diamond League.

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Clifford makes history

Monday, 16 July 2018

VIS para-athlete, Jaryd Clifford, made history at the IAAF U20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland as he became the first Paralympian to compete at the able-bodied event.

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Deng and Bol inch closer to personal best’s

Monday, 02 July 2018

VIS 800 metre runners Joseph Deng and Peter Bol continue to shine on the international stage, but this time in Paris, with runs of 1:44.67 and 1:45.82 respectively.

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Griffith gives sub-2 a shake

Monday, 18 June 2018

Commonwealth Games finalist, Georgia Griffith, has won the 800m in emphatic style at the Stumptown Twilight Meet , recording a new personal best of 2:00.13.

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Jaryd Clifford makes monumental step towards Tokyo 2020

Monday, 18 June 2018

Rio Paralympian, Jaryd Clifford, made his track debut with the assistance of a guide runner over 5000m at the Stumptown Twilight Meet, Portland (USA) over the weekend.

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Bol and Deng light up Stockholm Diamond League

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Peter Bol and Joseph Deng have lit up the Stockholm Diamond League with a thrilling 1-2 finish in the men’s 800m, missing the national record by the narrowest of margins.

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Deng delivers in Hengelo

Monday, 04 June 2018

19-year-old VIS runner, Joseph Deng, has burst onto the international athletics scene recording the 5th fastest 800m time in Australian history.

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Linden Hall breaks Australian 1500m record

Monday, 28 May 2018

The fall of the Australian women’s 1500m record has loomed ever since Linden Hall sliced seconds off her personal best at the 2016 IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic to be within an inch of Sarah Jamieson’s record.

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Mathews wins historic Mile

Monday, 28 May 2018

If a middle-distance athlete is to choose a race victory in their career, the historic Hayward Field in Eugene is likely at the top of the list. VIS runner, Luke Mathews, has done just that, winning the International Mile at the IAAF Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in 3:57.02.

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Program Manager

Ben King

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Lakeside Stadium



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