Victorian Institute of Sport


The VIS Athletics Program provides the highest level of support to Victoria’s elite Track & Field athletes with the aim of improving performances at international benchmark events.

The VIS program operates in partnership with Athletics Australia (AA) and Athletics Victoria (AV) to support Victorian based athletes to become world’s best and to compete on the international stage at events including the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games, IAAF and IPC World Championships.

The VIS Athletics Program Manager works closely with the coaches and athletes to provide access to training facilities and support services with an aim to provide a world class daily training environment for the athletes in their pursuit of international success.



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VIS ‘pivotal’ in Montag’s Tokyo nomination

Friday, 14 February 2020

Jemima Montag says that the services provided by the Victorian Institute of Sport is a pivotal reason for her automatic race walking nomination to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Stratton soars as Roper rises

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

It was an exciting weekend at the ACT Championships for Victorian Institute of Sport long jumpers Darcy Roper and Brooke Stratton.

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Tastes for Tokyo | Yakitori - Todd Hodgetts

Friday, 20 December 2019

Yakitori is a Japanese word that translates to dish of chicken pieces grilled on a skewer. This is a common street food in Japan but there are many Yakitori bars too!

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Cowley wins 50km

Monday, 02 December 2019

VIS’ Rydian Cowley won the Men’s 50km Australian Championship at Fawkner Park on the weekend in a time of 3 hours, 52:58 seconds.

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Clifford leads Para World Champs Medal Haul

Sunday, 24 November 2019

After a huge 9 days in Dubai, the 2019 Para Athletics World Championships have concluded, with Australia finishing 7th in the overall medal tally with 8 gold, 6 silver, and 9 bronze.

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Clifford rewrites history

Monday, 11 November 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport middle distance runner, Jaryd Clifford kick-started Australia’s 2019 World Para-Athletics Championship campaign with a gold medal and world record in the T13 Men’s 1500m on the opening night in Dubai.

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Jordan Williamsz wins Burnie Ten

Monday, 21 October 2019

VIS Track & Field athlete Jordan Williamsz held off his rivals to win a thrilling 2019 Burnie Ten in one of the closest finishes in the 35 year history of the event.

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“The 41 pacemakers are among the best athletes ever in the world"

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Jack Rayner was one of four Australian athletes that ran with Kenyan great, Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who created history by becoming the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours at a stage-managed event in Vienna, completed the run in a time of 1:59:40 in cool but windless conditions.

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Top 10 finish for Stratton at Worlds

Tuesday, 08 October 2019

On the final day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Brooke Stratton jumped her way to 10th place in the women’s long jump final.

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Montag walks to 10th in Doha

Monday, 30 September 2019

A delayed start time and sweltering conditions didn’t stop VIS’ Jemima Montag, placing 10th in the Women’s 20km race walk at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha overnight.

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Program Manager

Ben King

Athletics Performance Advisor

Adam Basil

Training Venues

VIS Gymnasium

Lakeside Stadium



Athletics Australia

Athletics Victoria

Other Athletics athletes