Claire Tallent

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Claire Tallent
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Claire Tallent, September 2008
Personal information
Birth name Claire Woods
Nationality Australian
Born (1981-07-06) 6 July 1981 (age 35)
Adelaide, South Australia
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb)
Country  Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20km race walk
Updated on 25 April 2013.

Claire Tallent (born Claire Woods on 6 July 1981 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian racewalker.

She has represented Australia at the Olympic Games, World Championships in Athletics and medalled at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. She is married to international racewalker and dual Olympic medallist, Jared Tallent. She was nineteenth at the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup, but reached the podium at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, where she claimed the silver medal behind England's Johanna Jackson.

Tallent began her 2011 season with a husband and wife double at the Australian 20 km walk championships, taking the women's title while her husband won on the men's side.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 14th 20 km 1:45:07 hrs
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th 20 km 1:33:02 hrs
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 27th 20 km 1:38:12 hrs
2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 2nd 20 km 1:36:55 hrs
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 21st 20 km 1:34:46 hrs
2012 Oceania Championships (Regional Division West) Cairns, Australia 1st 5000 m 21:57.48 min
1st 10 km 44.19 min
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20 km DQ


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