<h5>20th Commonwealth Games - Day 4: Athletics</h5>
<p>GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 27: Erick Ndiema of Kenya, Liam Adams of Australia and Stephen Chemlany of Kenya compete in the Men's Marathon on the city marathon course during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.</p>
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Liam Adams

Liam Adams

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:30 AM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Marathon

2:16:12 (31st)

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)
Feyisa Lilesa (ETH)
Galen Rupp (USA)

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Athlete Biography

Liam Adams will make his Olympic debut in Rio after placing fifth in the 2016 Warszawa Marathon, in Poland in a time of 2:14.58.

He had his first taste of international success when he won silver at the 2008 World University Cross Country Championships in France. Two years later he won silver at the 2010 10K World University Cross Country Championships in Canada.

In 2009 Adams competed in a 10km road race against the doctors orders after he split his shin open and received 17 stitches the day before the race. Limping the whole way he still managed to place fourth in a time of 30:11.

He set a personal best time when he placed seventh in the marathon at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games in a time of 2:13.49.

Adams, who was a ball boy at the Australian Open when he was a kid, has a degree in Exercise Science from Victoria University. His sporting idols are Olympians Steve Moneghetti, Lee Troop and Craig Mottram.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 5th (marathon) – 2016 Warsaw Marathon (Warsaw, Poland)
  • 1st (half marathon) – 2016 Hobart Half Marathon (Hobart, Australia)
  • 11th (marathon) – 2015 Chicago Marathon (Chicago, USA)
  • 2nd (half marathon) – 2015 Oceania Half Marathon Champs (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 7th (marathon) – 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)

Career Highlights

  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Marathon Glasgow, 7th (2:13.49)
  • 2008 World University Cross Country Championship, France, 2nd
  • 2010, 10km World University Cross Country Championships, Canada, 2nd


  • Primary
    Moonee Ponds West (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Niddrie Secondary College (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Exercise Science - Victoria University


  • Coach
    Ken Hall
  • Club
    Athletics Essendon
  • Primary Training Base
    Aberfeldie, VIC


Favourite food
Gnocchi ai 4 formaggi (4 cheese gnocchi) at Sapori d'Abruzzo
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
David Radisha's 2012 800m Olympic final
Most Influential person in your career/life
My coach Ken Hall