The concept of AEARA really began in 2003 when Tony Benson and Barb Augustin recruited a few Braybrook kids and Gemeda Adem (middle) won the Australian U14 1500m Championship.
Reuben Kosgei training at Lakeside
Fearnley's running camp at Mt Beauty
The Academy Mission is to provide a cooperative environment for keen and enthusiastic coaches with a desire to coach in a similar style to the US and East Africa, with the aim to regain the kinds of results achieved by Australians of the 60's and 70's when World Top 10 rankings and international victories were common.
Ballarat Olympian Sharon Stewart on Benson’s Hill during her 1990 Commonwealth Games build up.