Zoe Buckman

Zoe Buckman

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:30 PM 14 Aug (Rio)
Women's 1500m Semifinal 1

4:06.95 (9th)

(Local) / 08:52 PM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's 1500m Round 1 - Heat 3

4:06.93 (6th)

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Athlete Biography

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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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - semi finalist (1500m)

Recent Performances

  • 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)

Career Highlights

  • Placing 7th in the 1500m at the World Championships, 2013.
  • Three-time national 1500m champion (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Setting the Australian 1000m record


  • Primary
    Grafton Primary School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Canberra Girls' Grammar (ACT, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Humanities - University of Oregon (2007 - 2011)


  • Coach
    Nic Bideau (2011- current)
  • Club
    Box Hill AC, Victoria
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    London, UK


Favourite food
Modern Australian
Favourite holiday destination
Dream car
Mini Cooper
Star Sign
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be