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Hawk Running Machine Billy Hartung Now A Rising Star

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 Billy Hartung enjoyed competing in triathlon in his yesteryears after a brief enjoyment with cricket.  He’s grateful for this lung busting sport which made him a better and complete footballer now. He credits triathlon for the superb training that gave him the speed and endurance needed for the sport of football. During the 2013 draft […]

 Billy Hartung enjoyed competing in triathlon in his yesteryears after a brief enjoyment with cricket.  He’s grateful for this lung busting sport which made him a better and complete footballer now.

He credits triathlon for the superb training that gave him the speed and endurance needed for the sport of football.

During the 2013 draft combine, he gave a record breaking performance by shattering Bradley Hill’s previous beep record.  He had it 16.6 edging Hill’s 16.1.  The 177 cm. speed demon was then immediately noticed and was included in the list of high profiled recruiters.

He’s now nominated as NAB AFL Rising star for round seven and now plays with the Hawthorn’s dynamic team.

He led his Hawthorn team last Saturday in a win against the Melbourne team.  He gathered a total of 26 touches.  Together with equally fast team mate Bradley Hill, they rose up and manhandled the Melbourne team with 105 victory points.  During the second quarter of the game, fans were treated to a speed show.  The two speedsters were seen blazing with the ball down the southern wing in a dazzling passage of play.

Hartung said he’s happy with the team.  His run and carry style compliments the great players around him.  Given the ball, he’d run with it, often leaving defenders watching and in awe.

His Hawks team is such a team to reckon with.  Alongside Hill and Isaac Smith, they formed the classy trio who spiced up the inside ball-winners Jordan Lewis, Luke Hodge and Sam Mitchel.

In his maiden season, Hartung was sidelined when he suffered an elbow injury.  He had played seven games, that saw him averaging around 22 touches with a goal in five matches.  Now his team is on the verge of negotiating a contract extension that will surely give the Hawk’s fans something to watch out for.

Aside from his hopes of bringing home the bacon for his team, there’s another thing that he wants to add as an accomplishment.  He wants to take Smith’s 2km time trial crown.  This is not far fetched for the Hawks first star rising nominee after Bradley Hill, who was also nominated in round six, year 2013.

Hartung said that he can’t wait for the next pre-season.  Here, he can have a shot at Smith’s record.  It will be another accolade for the promising career of this 20 year old speed sensation.

 

 

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