Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.
Michael Gleeson Craig Hilliard, a renowned Australian athletics coach for more than 30 years, has been named as head coach of Athletics Australia.
Michael Gleeson On Sunday Jana Pittman went for a jog. It was a light jog, but a jog nonetheless. On Monday she had her second baby.
Michael Gleeson Murray Goodwin won the Stawell Gift on Monday a year after making a comeback to give racing one more shot. He now aims to try to claim a place on the Olympic team for Rio.
Michael Gleeson Grace O'Dwyer is just a girl, but she has grown up at the Stawell Gift. Her father and coach Peter is a veteran of the race, but never has he done what his 15-year-old daughter did on Monday.
Michael Gleeson Murray Goodwin had moved on from competitive sport. He had done the right thing, gone to uni and started teaching in Queensland.
Michael Gleeson Crowds swarm to see Australia's fastest kid at the Stawell Gift – Tasmania's Jack Hale.
Michael Gleeson Schoolboy sprinter Jack Hale was within the shimmer of a silk from winning his heat at the Stawell Gift but was able nonetheless to advance to the final of the historic race.
Michael Gleeson For years Sally Pearson has stood apart from women on the track, imperiously the superior athlete. Now the field of women is growing.
Michael Gleeson Sally Pearson wins her seventh national title on Sunday in her best time of the season.
Michael Gleeson Australia’s fastest woman Melissa Breen has flown home to claim the national 100 metres title after Sally Pearson was forced to pull out of the anticipated head-to-head showdown with an injury.
Michael Gleeson When Sally Pearson loses the story is not who won. When Sally Pearson runs badly the story is why Sally ran badly, not who ran well.
Michael Gleeson Australian champion walker Jared Tallent expects to compete in Rio as the defending Olympic champion after moves to strip the gold medal from drug cheat who beat him over the line for gold in London...
Michael Gleeson Athletics Australia president David Grace has declared he is the right man to lead the organisation despite stinging personal criticisms in John Buchanan’s review of the sport for the...
Michael Gleeson He's a sportsman in his twenties and his coach tells him and the other blokes at training they need to start getting injections to perform better.
Michael Gleeson Sally Pearson won, then branded her performance pathetic and admitted it had dented her confidence to run such a sluggish time.
Michael Gleeson In 2010 a tall angular runner from East Africa went to Berlin and broke the world record. A week later in the small central Italian town of Rieta David Rudisha did it again and broke his own world...
Michael Gleeson Athletics Australia blocked from pursuing a controversial Canadian Olympian as its next head coach after the Australian Olympic Committee declared they would never allow him to be part of an...
Michael Gleeson Jack Hale was already Australia's fastest boy. On Sunday he added the titles to go with the record when the 16-year-old won the under-18 national championship.
Michael Gleeson For just the second time in eight years Sally Pearson has lost a race in Australia. It was not the hurdles, nor the short sprint, but it was a loss.
Michael Gleeson Matt Hale doesn't need long to think about it. He is sitting with his wife, Toni, in the small stand of the Domain athletics track overlooking Hobart as their son Jack jogs up and down the straight.