Eloise Wellings (née Poppett) (born 9 November 1982 in White Plains, New York, United States) is an Australian long-distance runner. She represented her country at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the 2010 edition in New Delhi and the 2014 edition in Glasgow, and the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2016, she made the finals of both the 5,000m and 10,000m races at 2016 Summer Olympics.
She was the gold medalist over 5000 metres at the 2003 Summer Universiade. She has also competed internationally in cross country running – her best finish to date was 22nd in the long race at the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Wellings is a Christian. She stated that she missed out on the Sydney 2000 Olympics due to an injury and thought God was punishing her. She went to church with a school friend and began to understand God's love for her. She stated, “Once I found Jesus I was free to use the gifts He had given me and it didn’t matter if I succeeded or not.” Wellings also missed out on the Athens and Beijing Olympics due to injury. However, she states, “All of my disappointing results and disappointing injuries and heartbreak missing three Olympics, there was always this belief and faith that my identity is in Jesus and that’s my foundation. When you’ve got that, you can’t be shaken. Every time I get up to train, I just ask that he be glorified, that he give me the strength to do it, that he help give me the right thoughts to think – and not necessarily that I win but that he would be made known to people as I run.”
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||11th||3000 m|
|1999||World Youth Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||4th||3000 m|
|2003||Universiade||Daegu, South Korea||1st||5000 m|
|2006||Commonwealth Games||Melbourne, Australia||4th||5000 m|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||8th||3000 m|
|World Cup||Athens, Greece||4th||3000 m|
|2010||Commonwealth Games||New Delhi, India||6th||10,000 m|
|2014||Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, Scotland||5th||5,000 m|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||10th||5000 m|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||9th||5000 m|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||10th||10,000 m|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||22nd||10,000 m|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||8th||5,000 m|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||16th||10,000 m|
- 1500 metres - 4:13.63 min (2006)
- 3000 metres - 8:41.78 min (2006)
- 5000 metres - 14:54.11 min (2006)
- 10,000 metres - 31:14.94 min (2016)
- Johnson, Len (2010-12-09). Menjo takes Zatopek 10,000m in steamy Melbourne. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-09.
- "Eloise Wellings running to God's beat at Commonwealth Games - The Catholic Leader". The Catholic Leader. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
- "Eloise Wellings on track for glory". Retrieved 2018-04-08.
- Athletics at the 2003 Summer Universiade, official results
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