ATHLETICS talent runs in the family with mother and daughter Belinda Martin and Imogen Stewart setting records.

ATHLETICS talent runs in the family with mother and daughter Belinda Martin and Imogen Stewart setting records.

Martin, 40, who won the 2014 women's event at the Sutherland 2 Surf, and has enjoyed a successful career in many distance events over the years, is a former national champion in various middle and long distance events.

The Sylvania athletes are at different phases in their careers — and they keep winning. Imogen's dad Owen Stewart is their coach.

Martin recently broke the Australian over-40s masters 3000 metres record. She ran nine minutes, 36.67 seconds, smashing the previous record by 22 seconds.

Martin received the Doris Magee Medal from Athletics NSW for most outstanding female distance runner in 2014.

Imogen, 9, who runs for St George District Athletics Club, broke world records for 800 metres and 1500 metres in her age group earlier this year.

 She now has added two more records to her CV, with world records in her age group for 1000 metres and the one-mile distances.

Athletics Australia has officially ratified these records.

Imogen set the the age world record for 1000 metres at an Athletics NSW meet at Newcastle, running three minutes 12.90 seconds, almost 14 seconds faster than the previous record.

‘‘Imogen and I train together and Owen is our coach,’’ Belinda Martin said.

‘‘I enjoy training with Imogen.’’

Do you train with other family members?

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