Down The Track
Down The Track
May 15, 2020
Episode 38: 15 May, 2020 featuring Kelly Hetherington & Tom O’Shaughnessy
Play • 1 hr 52 min

Sean and Tim are joined by two separate guests for Episode 38 of Down the Track, former Australian 800m champion Kelly Hetherington and Oceania Athletics’ Competition Manager Tom O’Shaughnessy

During a career that culminated in selection for the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Kelly has certainly experienced more than her fair share of disappointment and heartache.  But always shining through with an optimistic and can do attitude, Kelly’s athletics career should, and will, be defined more by her successes than the hurdles that have been a constant part of her story.

From her beginnings in Queensland through to her current career and competition situation, Kelly opens up about the highs and lows of sport and life and the ever present characters in her life that have helped shape the person we see.

With recent structural changes to qualification systems, Oceania Athletics now find themselves in a position where southern Australia is acutely interested in their competition offerings.  Tom O’Shaughnessy has been with Oceania Athletics through this transition period and provides a great insiders view of how the region is structured and the challenges/opportunities that lie ahead for what is a hugely diverse region.

Sean also enlightens us about a recently released report into the structure and operations at UK Athletics and the impact this may have, while Tim tackles the number 38.

With some very entertaining interviews, DTT Ep 38 continues to bring you great insight into the world of athletics and the people who make our sport what it is.

Timeline
0:00:00 to 0:02:20 Intro and welcome Sean & Kelly Hetherington to Episode 38
0:02:21 to 1:05:00 Get to know Kelly Hetherington
1:05:01 to 1:40:58 Tom O’Shaughnessy discussing all things Oceania Athletics
1:40:59 to 1:52:58 The goings on at UK Athletics, Tim talks no.39 and the episode wrap

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