Lisa Corrigan


Born: 2 December 1984

Birth Place: Blacktown, Australia

Resides: Sydney, Australia

Height: 166 cm

Personal Bests:

1500m – 4:05.25 (Sydney, 2007)

1 mile – 4:22.26 (Melbourne, 2007 – Australian Record)

Lisa Corrigan

Lisa Corrigan put her home of Blacktown in NSW on the map when she became the fastest Australian to ever run the mile. Corrigan’s burst of 4:22.66 in March, 2007, was the standout performance in a year that established her as one of Australia’s premier middle-distance runners. Throughout those 12 months, Corrigan set personal best standards in the mile, 800m (2:01.59) and the 1500m (4:05.25), the latter of which also chiseled her in as third-fastest over the distance on the Australian all-time list.

It was a standout period that followed Corrigan’s senior debut for Australia at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, at which she came in second in her 1500m heat to progress to the final.

Corrigan’s breakout 2007 earned her a maiden world titles call-up in that year as she headed to Osaka, Japan, and the accolades kept coming when 12 months later the runner made her Olympic debut at Beijing.

Corrigan attempted to qualify for her second Olympics at London in 2012 but ruptured her Achilles tendon. Injuries prematurely ended her career but she continued on in the sport as Participation Manager at Athletics NSW.

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