Australia’s best female distance runner in recent years, Zoe Buckman, has been selected for her second Olympic Games in the 1500 metres. Buckman progressed to the semi-finals in London, the first Australian to do so since 2000.
She went even better the following year at the 2013 IAAF world championships where she became the first Australian ever to make the final, placing a tremendous seventh. She is the fourth fastest over 1500m in Australian history.
Buckman had an impressive junior career, competing at the 2004 and 2006 IAAF world juniors and in 2005 winning the 800 and 1500m at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival
She has a Bachelor of Humanities from the University of Oregon and a Postgraduate Diploma in Philological Studies from Deakin University.
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Grafton, NSW, Australia
Oregan, United States
- 2012 London - semi finalist (1500m)
- 1st (1500m) – 2016 British Milers Club (Solihull, Great Britain)
- 11th (1500m) - 2016 Diamond League (Shanghai, China)
- 5th (1500m) – 2016 Australian Athletics Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 7th (1500m) – 2016 IAAF World Challenge (Melbourne, Australia)
- 6th (1500m) – 2016 Sydney Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)
- Placing 7th in the 1500m at the World Championships, 2013.
- Three-time national 1500m champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
- Setting the Australian 1000m record
- Grafton Primary School (NSW, Australia)
- Canberra Girls' Grammar (ACT, Australia)
- Bachelor of Humanities - University of Oregon (2007 - 2011)
Nic Bideau (2011- current)
Box Hill AC, Victoria
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