Brekky Wrap: Trail Runner Crawls For 10 Hours In Sub-Zero Temperatures After Breaking Leg

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A runner who broke his leg on an icy trail in a Washington State park crawled for almost 11 hours in freezing temperatures before he was rescued.

Joseph Oldendorf told KIRO-TV he was 12 miles (20km) into a 20 mile (32km) run when he slipped on ice and snapped his tibia.

“I didn’t want my family to hear I died in the wilderness. I think it’d be unbearable,” he said.

“I just figured this is my only chance, I’m going to crawl all the way there.”

Oldendorf explained he was only wearing light running clothes and crawled for seven hours before getting mobile phone service and making an emergency call. He then lost signal again, and crawled for close to another four hours to reach rescuers.

The long crawl left his knees bloody and raw so he tied his shoes to them to avoid further injury.

"I had the idea put my shoes over [my knees] so I would at least have some traction and a little bit of protection but they're still really messed up," he said.

Temperatures dropped as low as -3 degrees while Oldendorf made his desperate bid for survival.

He was rescued by helicopter and rushed to hospital for further treatment.

Australia's director-general of intelligence says the threat from foreign espionage and interference is unprecedented, with ASIO disrupting these operations.

"The level of threat we face from foreign espionage and interference activities is currently unprecedented," Michael Burgess said.

"It is higher now than it was at the height of the Cold War. Indeed, some of the tactics being used against us are so sophisticated, they sound like they've sprung from the pages of a Cold War thriller."

Burgess said in recent years ASIO had been consistently detecting and regularly disrupting espionage operations in Australia.

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Neo-Nazis One Of Australia's Biggest Security Threats, Says Top Intelligence Chief

Neo-Nazis have become one of the most significant threats to national security, according to Australia's top intelligence chief.

But new espionage and foreign interference laws were delivering dividends, with foreign intelligence services forced to change their tactics, he said.

He added that ASIO had recommended visa cancellations when foreign agents had been identified trying to travel to Australia, and foreign agents had been intercepted at Australian airports.

Burgess gave the example of a foreign "sleeper" who had quietly built community and business links while secretly maintaining contact with his offshore handlers.

The inadequate health care for people with a cognitive disability is a national disgrace, a royal commission has been told.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability senior advocate Jim Simpson will give evidence to the disability royal commission's public hearing into healthcare in Sydney on Tuesday.

In his written statement, Simpson said the health inadequacies facing people with cognitive disability demanded a fundamental commitment to action by governments, health organisations and disability support providers across Australia.

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On Tuesday, he will outline the barriers that exist for people with intellectual disabilities in accessing health care and receiving the services they need.

Opening the hearing last week, commission chair Ronald Sackville said the neglect and abuse experienced by people with cognitive disability in the health system should "shock the conscience of all Australians".

A powerful new federal agency will be established to tackle corruption, doping and other integrity issues in Australian sport.

Sport Integrity Australia will be established after federal parliament passed legislation on Monday night with bipartisan backing.

The agency will bring together the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the National Integrity of Sport Unit and integrity functions of Sport Australia.

Sport Minister Richard Colbeck said it was essential for a cohesive and well-resourced national body to combat integrity concerns.



Rivals Compare 'Tainted' Supercars Champ To Lance Armstrong

Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin's racing rivals say his 2019 title will be "forever tainted" and compared the Kiwi's use of an illegal engine to disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

"Australians love their sport and we expect our sport to be clean," he told the Senate on Monday.

"When it isn't, it damages the confidence of participants and viewers, and the games they hold close to their hearts."

Sport Integrity Australia will focus on anti-doping, intelligence, education and policy delivery.

Victorian households will have to sort their waste into four separate bins as part of a $129 million overhaul of the state's embattled recycling industry.

The government also revealed it will introduce a container deposit scheme by 2023, bringing Victoria into line with the rest of Australia.

Premier Daniel Andrews hopes the initiatives will help the state reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by 80 per cent in a decade.

"This is a really big reform but it's one that comes from common sense," he said on Monday at Spotswood, a suburb in the inner-west that already has a four-bin system.

"It will be very warmly welcomed by households right across Victoria who are not happy to see their household waste going into landfill."

Andrews added the addition of a fourth bin for glass will reduce contamination, and improve the quality and reliability for end-users of recycled materials.

The remaining three bins will be used to separate household waste, food and garden organic products, and plastic, metal, and paper.

Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes says the team's nervy win over Sri Lanka has given their T20 World Cup title defence a timely momentum boost.

The tournament hosts were staring at an early exit after crashing to 3-10 in reply to Sri Lanka's 6-122.

The match was effectively a knockout contest for Australia given they lost their opener to India.

Haynes (60 off 47 balls) and captain Meg Lanning (41 not out) guided Australia to a five-wicket victory with three balls to spare.

Australia needs to beat Bangladesh in Canberra on Thursday and New Zealand in Melbourne on March 2 in order to have a chance of making the semi-finals.

And you're all caught up with 10 daily.

With AAP.