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Archie has eyes on Brisbane Olympics

Archie Nott is still in training, despite the Covid lockdowns. Photo contributed

With everyone tuning in to watch the Olympics, there was one Bourke family with more than a passing interest in the athletics events.

Bourke’s Archie Nott has his eyes firmly on the Brisbane Olympics in 2032 – and it’s not just a childhood fantasy.

Archie has the times, the wins, and the attitude to get him through a gruelling decade of training with a very real chance that he may represent Australia in the future.

Archie’s mum, Charlotte Nott said this year had seen Archie go to the next level with his track running. He raced at the NSW Athletic Championships in Sydney in March where he won the under 15 2000m steeplechase, was 2nd in 1500m and 3rd in the 800m.

Archie followed up by winning the NSW Little Athletic State under 14 1500m and 800m titles. In April he contested the Australian Athletic Championships in the Under 15 1500m and 800m and ran well against the best kids from all over Australia, finishing 3rd in the 1500m, and 6th in the 800m final. Archie’s 1500m time has him ranked in the top 20 runners under the age of 16 in Australia, a good effort as he only turned 14 in March.

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