Lisa Weightman has represented Australia in the marathon since competing at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, where she placed 33rd in the distance, and since then has competed in two more Olympics, as well as the World Championships and Commonwealth Games.
In 2008, she helped her team win bronze at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, and two years later, she won her first marathon when she took the title at the Nagano Olympic Commemorative Marathon in 2:28:48.
At her second Olympics, she placed 17th in the marathon in London. She sliced 87 seconds from her personal best to win the 2013 Melbourne Marathon with her family standing at the finish line.
Following a maternity break, she ran her next marathon in 2016 in 2:27:25 to earn selection for the Olympics in Rio, where she placed 31st. Weightman then elevated herself to the third fastest Australian of all-time in 2017 with a personal-best time of 2:25:15.
This year, she won silver at the Commonwealth Games, 10 years and two days after making her marathon debut in 2008 and nearly eight years after winning Commonwealth Games bronze. She was the oldest Australian woman to have competed in athletics at the Commonwealth Games.
Weightman is a mother of a 2-year old and also works as a business consultant and people manager for a business information systems company. Her father, Peter, played Australian rules football and encouraged her to run cross country to strengthen her cardiovascular system after she was born with a weak chest.
- Date of Birth Jan 16, 1979
- Age 40
- Gender Female
- Country Australia
- Residence Preston, Australia
|2018||Commonwealth Games Marathon||2:33:23||2nd|
|2017||Bank of America Chicago Marathon||2:28:45||6th|
|2017||Virgin Money London Marathon||2:25:15||5th|
|2012||London Olympic Games Marathon||2:27:32||16th|
|2010||Commonwealth Games Marathon||2:35:25||3rd|