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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Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Moonee Ponds, VIC, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 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)
- 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
- Moonee Ponds West (VIC, Australia)
- Niddrie Secondary College (VIC, Australia)
- Bachelor of Exercise Science - Victoria University
Primary Training Base
- 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