The race will be shown live on athsvicTV "allowing athletics fans around Australia and the world to tune in." The broadcast starts at 5:50 pm in Melbourne on Saturday which means 1:50 am ET in the morning on Friday night/Saturday morning here as Melbourne is 16 hours ahead.
Spence recently ran 25:22 for 8k on the roards, which according to the McMillan calculator converts to 31:55 for 10,000. According to LetsRun.com coaching/stat guru John Kellogg's conversion chart - http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=1739614 - it's equal to 32:06.
The 2012 world leader in the men's 10,000 - Emmanuel Bett - who ran 26:51 this year - not 26:15 as the article states - is also running and hoping to beat the men's meet record.
I'd love to see Spence get the IAAF A of 31:45 but wonder if she'll even go for that. Let's hope so.
Anyone from Hanson's know the scoop?