Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Peter Hanlon Zac Shaw had just returned home from becoming a junior world champion for the second year running when he drove down Colac's main street and saw a group of old school mates.
Peter Hanlon In front of the cameras, having stepped off the scales tingling all over, he spoke of the excitement he had felt about riding Fiorente in a race for the first time - in a Melbourne Cup, no less.
Peter Hanlon Manningham Cricket Club extended the hand of friendship - and got plenty in return.
Peter Hanlon Michael Klinger speaks with the benefit of a lifetime of cricket learning, and the optimism of the boy who still lurks beneath the flecks of grey.
Peter Hanlon Tim Anderson soon realised he wasn't going to have the cricket career of his dreams but feels privileged to have still forged a life in the game.
Peter Hanlon Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin captained Australia's under-19 cricket team, but so did many others who, for myriad reasons, didn't keep living the dream.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain your country at 18 is no guarantee of a sporting life lived in the spotlight.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 team is no guarantee of later success in the national team.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 cricket team is no guarantee of later success at national level. Peter Hanlon spoke to five men who held the post.
Peter Hanlon 'Invincible' Neil Harvey is about to receive due recognition.
Peter Hanlon For most of Sally Shipard's stellar career, she has been haunted by an insidious disease.
Peter Hanlon Giving the big races a shake can be a family affair, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon Times are changing at a famous stable, Peter Hanlon writes.
Peter Hanlon A European horse who loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup.
Peter Hanlon A Cox Plate win would come with an uncomfortable rider for Darren Weir, who can count among all he's learnt in racing a conviction that he'll never relish the spotlight.
Peter Hanlon The Cox Plate lead-up had been so full of dramatic twists it was destined to cough up a winner straight out of central casting.
Peter Hanlon Tips And Beers will have a big cheer squad in the derby, writes Peter Hanlon.
Peter Hanlon After seven Cup rides without a placing, Craig Newitt is hoping to go the distance this time on Foreteller.
Peter Hanlon A bargain basement Derby winner proves fairytales still come true.
Peter Hanlon A jockeys' room on a group 1 race day has a little bit of everything, and then some.