The Zatopek:10 is an annual high performance meet in Melbourne, which features elite 10,000m races.
The 10,000m races has traditionally incorporated the Australian Championship for the distance.
The 2023 edition will be the 63rd running of the meet, which is named in honour of Czech distance running icon Emil Zatopek and is part of the On Track Nights series. Zatopek won five Olympic gold medals over 5000m, 10000m and the marathon, including the unprecedented and unrepeated treble of winning all three distances at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.
Zatopek forged a friendship with Australian record breaking distance runner of the 1960s, Ron Clarke, whom Zatopek famously gifted one of his Olympic medals to.
The race records stand at 27:26.12 to Luke Kipkosgei (1996) and 31:26.10 to Joyce Chepkirui (2011).
The meet also features junior 3000m races, the De Castella (men) and Ondieki (women), and in recent years, the 4x400m finals of the Victorian Relay Championships.
The meet is conducted by Athletics Victoria with support from Athletics Australia, in partnership with On. As part of the On Track Nights series, which brings a high energy environment focused on engaging the running community, a community fun run will be conducted prior to the meet.
Events to be conducted in 2023, for both men and women, include: 600m, 3000m, 3000m (U20), 10000m, 2000m Steeplechase, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Mile (U16)