Adelle Tracey

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Adelle Tracey
Adelle Tracey 2018.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-05-27) 27 May 1993 (age 25)
Seattle, Washington, USA
EducationArts University Bournemouth & St Mary's University, Twickenham[1]
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)800 metres
ClubGuildford & Godalming[2]
Coached bySue Goode (−2013)
Craig Winrow (2013–)

Adelle Tracey (born 27 May 1993) is a British middle-distance runner competing primarily in the 800 metres.[3] She achieved her 800 metres best of 1:59.86 in the 2018 European Championships semifinals, and went on to finish fourth in the final.

Career[edit]

Tracey was one of the torchbearers at the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony who, together with six other young British sport talents, lit the Olympic Couldron. She was picked by Kelly Holmes.[4]

Tracey won the British indoor 800 metres title in 2016, and went on to run a personal best of 2:00.04 on 7 September in Watford. At the 2017 World Championships in London, she ran 2:00.28 in her heat to qualify for the semifinals, where she ran 2:00.26. After finishing second in the 800m at the Athletics World Cup in London in July 2018, she went on to improve her 800m best by breaking the two-minute barrier for the first time with 1:59.86 in the semifinals at the European Championships in Berlin, going on to finish fourth in the final.

Her 800 metres personal best (1:59.86) ranks her 23rd on the UK all-time list. Her indoor best is 2:02.15 (Vienna 2016).

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Great Britain
2009 European Youth Olympic Festival Tampere, Finland 2nd 800 m 2:09.92
2015 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 4th 800 m 2:01.66
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 15th (h) 800 m 2:07.05
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 24th (h) 800 m 2:05.41
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 11th (sf) 800 m 2:00.26
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 5th 800 m 2:03.72
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 18th (h) 800 m 2:02.03
World Cup London, United Kingdom 2nd 800 m 2:01.05
European Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 800 m 2:00.86

References[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Catriona Le May Doan, Steve Nash,
Nancy Greene and Wayne Gretzky
Final Olympic torchbearer
(with Callum Airlie, Jordan Duckitt, Desiree Henry, Katie Kirk, Cameron MacRitchie and Aidan Reynolds)

London 2012
Succeeded by
Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak
Preceded by
Li Ning
Final Summer Olympic torchbearer
(with Callum Airlie, Jordan Duckitt, Desiree Henry, Katie Kirk, Cameron MacRitchie and Aidan Reynolds)

London 2012
Succeeded by
Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima