Launceston's Milly Clark has lined up the possibility of back-to-back Olympic Games after a stunning run in the Gold Coast Marathon.
The 30-year-old clocked a Tokyo Olympic qualifying time of 2:28.08 in finishing 12 seconds behind Kenyan winner Rodah Tanui (2:27:56).
It was also a personal best for Clark, moved her up to ninth on the list of all-time Australian marathon runs and knocked a full 12 minutes off the Tasmanian marathon record.
Clark was the highest-placed Australian at the last Olympic Games, finishing 18th at Rio de Janeiro's Sambodromo in 2:30.53.
The Gold Coast result continues a successful season for Clark who also won the Canberra Half Marathon (1:15:36), Run the Bridge 10km in Hobart (34:28), MUAC 5000m in Melbourne (16:09.24) and the Tasmanian 1500m title in Hobart (4:23.05).
Stewart McSweyn's next European race commitment will take him to Richie Porte's home from home.
Fresh from clocking the second fastest Australian time (8.16:28) over two miles to finish sixth at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford in the US, the King Islander will tackle 1500m on the track at the Monaco Diamond League meet on Friday.
Tasmanians recorded strong results at the Oceania champs in Townsville.
They included Jane Hickie and Anna Blackwell who won gold in the under-18 100m hurdles and under-20 10km walk respectively.
Raph Corney took silver in the under-20 pole vault and Jack Hale claimed a bronze in the men's 100m.
William Robertson and Hamish Peacock were fourth respectively in the under-18 5km walk and men's javelin.
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