Donna MacFarlane

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Donna MacFarlane
Personal information
Full name Donna Tyberek-MacFarlane
Nationality  Australia
Born (1977-06-18) 18 June 1977 (age 37)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Steeplechase
Club Sandy Bay Harriers Athletics Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 3000 m steeplechase: 9:18.35 (2008)

Donna Tyberek-MacFarlane (born June 18, 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian middle distance and steeplechase runner.[1] She set both an Australian record and her personal best time of 9:18.35, by finishing third in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 IAAF Golden League Meeting in Oslo, Norway.[2][3]

MacFarlane represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the first ever women's 3000 m steeplechase, along with her teammate Victoria Mitchell. She ran in the third heat against fifteen other athletes, including Kenya's Eunice Jepkorir and Russia's Yekaterina Volkova, who both later won the silver and bronze medals in the final, respectively. She finished the race in ninth place by two seconds behind Lithuania's Rasa Troup, with a time of 9:32.05. MacFarlane, however, failed to advance into the final, as she placed twenty-first overall, and was ranked below four mandatory slots for the next round.[4]


  1. ^ "Donna MacFarlane". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Turner, Chris (3 June 2008). "Greatest ever women's Steeplechase line-up set for Oslo – ÅF Golden League". IAAF. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "MacFarlane smashes Australian record in Oslo". Athletics Australia. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 3000m Steeplechase – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 

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