Jake Robertson

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Jake Robertson
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1989-11-14) 14 November 1989 (age 29)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)5000m, 10000m, Marathon
ClubHamilton City Hawks

Jake Robertson (born 14 November 1989) is a New Zealand distance runner.[1] When he was 17 he moved to Iten, Kenya with his twin brother and fellow professional runner Zane Robertson.

He competed in the 5000m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, where he finished 14th in the second heat in a time of 14:09.55 and did not qualify for the final.[2] At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow he finished ninth in the 5000 metres and seventh in the 10,000 metres.

Robertson was runner up in the 2017 Great North Run in 1:00:12, 6 seconds behind Mo Farah.[3]

In 2018 he took first place at the Houston Half Marathon with a time of 1:00:01.[4] On March 4, 2018, Robertson placed third in the Lake Biwa Marathon, in a time of 2:08:26, breaking Rod Dixon's New Zealand record by 33 seconds.[5] Four weeks later, Roberson defended his Crescent City Classic 10 km title in 27:28, equalling his brother Zane's national record.[6]

Robertson placed fifth in the 10,000m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, breaking his brother Zane's national record with a time of 27:30.90.[7]

Personal Bests[edit]

Personal Bests[8]
Event Time Place Competition Venue Date
1500m 3:47.60 7 AK Kitale Kitale, Kenya 7 April 2012
Mile 4:01.82 9 Mt Sac Relays Walnut, CA 20 April 2012
3000m 8:04.57 5 Cork City Games Cork, Ireland 17 July 2012
5000m 13:15.54 11 KBC Nacht Heusden, Belgium 13 July 2013
10000m 27:30.90 NR 5 2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 13 April 2018
10 km 27:28 1 Crescent City Classic New Orleans, LA 31 March 2018
Half Marathon 59:57 2 Great North Run Newcastle, Great Britain 9 September 2018
Marathon 2:08:26 NR 3 Lake Biwa Marathon Otsu City, Japan 4 March 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jake Robertson". IAAF. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. ^ 14th IAAF World Championships: 5000 Metres
  3. ^ http://www.letsrun.com/news/2017/09/2017-great-north-run-results/
  4. ^ http://www.letsrun.com/news/2018/01/jake-robertson-6001-crushes-stacked-field-final-2-miles-win-2018-houston-half-marathon
  5. ^ "Athletics: Jake Robertson breaks Rod Dixon's 34 year old NZ record in marathon debut". NZ Herald. 2018-03-04. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  6. ^ "Crescent City Classic turns 40 with bunnies, Blues Brother and two-time champ Jake Robertson". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  7. ^ "Athletics | Result Men's 10,000m Final - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  8. ^ "Athletics New Zealand Rankings and Records". www.anzrankings.org.nz. Retrieved 2018-03-05.