25 May 2012

Sport: Marshall Islands runners to train in Australia

10:47 am on 25 May 2012

Three Marshall Islands runners will travel to Australia this weekend for high-performance training in a bid to secure a place at this year's London Olympics.

Timi Garstang, Jamodre Lalita, and Thomas Lajwi will be joined at the training program by Haley Nemra, who represented the Marshall Islands at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

There is no proper athletics track in the Marshall Islands, and coach Rais Aho says they wanted to send them off-island to train with professional coaches to see how much they can improve.

The Marshall Islands received two "wild card" invitations for the 100 metre track competition at the London Games.