Corindi runner chases dream
GUN Corindi athlete Jordan Gusman is one step closer to achieving his dream as he bounces back from a tough 2014 season on the track.
After a mixed season in his first full year of open athletics, Gusman has made the move from Corindi to Canberra where he's combining training with studying at university.
Gusman last year won the Tasmanian Track Classic and placed third in the 800m event at the NSW Opens but he said travelling and training by himself had been tough.
After spending time with Canberra-based coach Dick Telford, who mentored Australian 1500m record holder Simon Doyle, Gusman was convinced his next move should be to the nation's capital.
The move has already reaped rewards with Telford boosting Gusman's on-track performances.
Gusman won the open men's 800m event at the ACT championships and took out the 1500m final at the Queensland Track Classic before finishing sixth in the 1500m at the Sydney event.
While he finished outside the placings in Sydney, Gusman clocked a personal best of 3.40.28.
He is now ranked fourth in Australia over the 1500m distance and 12th in the 800m.
Although it has been tough for the family, Gusman's decision to link with an elite training squad has him on track to achieve success.