Jack Hale to headline second TasCarnivals in Hobart | Avocado

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The state capital has drawn its best group of cyclists and runners in its 40-year history for Monday’s annual Bikes and Spikes Carnival. Eight loaded heats in the men and six in the women will reveal a lot ahead of a huge week of racing through Tasmania. Jack Hale is running from scratch in the men’s 100m, his very first appearance at the carnival in his hometown. The Tasmanian record holder has not raced since the Australian Championships in April and is eager to put on a show in front of family, friends and fans. He gives 0.5m to Australian Under-20 record holder Jake Doran of Queensland. Gambian refugee Abdoulie ‘Buster’ Asim runs 1.25m and returns to Tasmania in great shape after his victory over Burnie Gift in 2019. He crossed the front row of the Australian 200m this year, before being disqualified for crossing the line. After a personal best of 10.38 seconds earlier this month, Jacob Despard will cover 1.75m and Tasmanian Jagga Pybus, 20, will be dangerous at 3.5m after his recent time of 10.57 seconds out of 100 mr. The uphill track in New Town will suit Australian 4x400m representative Ian Halpin, and a wild card will be Zen Clark, the son of Australian 400m record holder Darren. The back markers in the women’s 100m giveaway will be 17-year-old Queensland sensation Hilal Durmaz and former Hobart giveaway winner Mia Gross from Victoria. Destiny Peris in the second round will be an interesting one to watch, with Olympic legend’s daughter Nova running seven meters. The Australian cycling team will be represented throughout the day in the men’s and women’s cycling program. Tokyo Olympian Matt Richardson will be joined by Josh Duffy, Jensen Plowright, James Moriarty, Graeme Frislie and Tom Cornish in the men’s. ALSO IN SPORT: With the female peloton made up of Maeve Plouffe, Kristina Clonan, Lauren Perry, Chloe Moran and Sophie Edwards. A good sprinkle of international riders will also be on display, including kiwifruit Jordan Castle, Ryan Schilt from the Netherlands, Lizeanne Wilmot from Canada, Conor Rowley and Shannon McCurley from Ireland. The carnival series will travel north to Launceston on Tuesday for the bikes event. The Northwest will get its taste of carnival action on Wednesday, with coastal athletes like Morgan Gaffney, Stewart McSweyn and Deon Kenzie taking to the track. Hobart: 2:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Launceston: 3:25 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Devonport: 3:25 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Launceston Madison: 2:35 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Burnie: 2:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


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