Young runner challenging the best in Australia

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SETTING HIS EYES ON THE NEXT LEVEL … Cobram runner Nathan Stoate in second place besides Jamie Cook and Jarrod McMullen. Photo: Supplied

Starting out from the blocks in Cobram, local athlete Nathan Stoate represented extremely well in the 2020 Victorian ‘Steigen’ Country Track and Field Championships on January 25.

Nathan who moved to Geelong last year to increase his exposure to the running community, has represented the Goulburn Valley well having come fifth in the open men’s 5,000m race with a time of 15:21.23, running against some well seasoned athletes such as Julian Spense.

Two days after running the 5,000m, Nathan then competed in the 10,000m race on the same track, running second place in the men’s open category with a time of 31:53.55.

“I was extremely happy with the race and my new personal best.” Nathan said.

2019 was a big year for Nathan having made his mark with impressive times of 71:40 min for half marathon and 2:46:11 for his first full marathon being only 19 years old.

Nathan now has his eyes set on the Gold Coast Marathon in June, 2020.