It's known as the Bush Capital, and Canberra has helped produce four of the runners who will represent Australia at the world cross country championships in China next month.
Now based in Victoria, Canberra's Brett Robinson has been selected in the men's team, while 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games runner Emily Brichacek is in the women's team.
The next generation of Canberra runners is also well represented. Bryce Anderson, who has moved to Canberra to train under legendary distance coach Dick Telford, took out the men's U20s at the national trials in Canberra this month to guarantee his spot on the Australian team. The ACT's Leanne Pompeani will run in the junior women's team.
Australia will take a team of 24 to the world championships, to be held in Guiyang, China, on March 28.