Weightman to run at Olympics tonight

Lisa Weightman will tonight represent Australia in London in her second Olympic marathon. Weightman qualified for the Olympics by running 2:29.23 at the 2011 Frankfurt Marathon and has since been in personal best form. So far in 2012 Weightman has won the Gold Coast 10km and the National 10km Championships in Launceston, as well as…

Weightman ready for London Olympics

An elite athlete can’t make it to the Olympics alone. Marathon runner Lisa Weightman is no different with a dedicated team behind her as she prepares for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games. A marathon – 42.195 kilometres of blood, sweat and mind games is arguably the toughest individual event of the Olympics. So when…

Record slashed by Weightman on Gold Coast

Lisa Weightman has run a personal best time of 32:17 in the 10km race at the Gold Coast marathon festival, and in doing so, eclipsing a 14-year-old race record. The previous 10km Gold Coast record was held by Kylie Risk in a time of 33:26. For Weightman the record breaking run comes just a fortnight…

Weightman takes out National 10km title

After taking out last month’s Victorian 10km road title, Lisa Weightman has continued her good form ahead of the London Olympics by winning the national 10km road running title in Launceston in a time of 32:46. Weightman, 33, also ran the Launceston Ten before the Beijing Olympics in 2008 where she placed 33rd. “This time I ran…

Offereins named for first Olympics

Ben Offereins has today been named to represent Australia at his first Olympic Games. With only 44 days until the start of the London Games, the West Australian will join Brendan Cole (ACT), Joel Milburn (NSW), Steven Solomon (NSW), John Steffensen (NSW), and Tristan Thomas (Tas) in an expanded 4 x 400m Australian relay squad.…

Weightman wins ahead of London

Lisa Weightman has won the Victorian 10km road title at the Big V 10 at Flemington Racecourse. Following her recent selection for the marathon at the London Olympics, Weightman ran impressively to stop the clock at 33:18 ahead of Sophie Barker (34:39) and 1500m runner Melissa Duncan (35:22). “I had a horrendous year last year, so it’s nice to get out and put…

Lisa on the road to London

Preston Athletics Club distance runner Lisa Weightman will compete for Melbourne University at the Big V 10km race at Flemington on Saturday. The Northcote resident has been with the club for three years, but hasn’t been able to compete for it due to injuries and interstate events. Weightman’s Big V 10 run will be a…