Jared Tallent

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Jared Tallent
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Personal information
Born (1984-10-17) 17 October 1984 (age 31)
Ballarat, Victoria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Country  Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 50 km Race Walk

Jared Tallent (born 17 October 1984) is an Australian race walker.

Tallent finished third in the 20 km walk at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to claim his first Olympic medal. He received a silver medal for finishing second in the 50 km walk a week later, becoming the first Australian to win two athletic medals in the same Olympics since 1972 and the first male Australian to do so in 102 years.[1] In the 20 km walk and 50 km walk at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, he finished in sixth and seventh position respectively.[2] Tallent returned to the medal dais in 2010 when claiming a bronze medal in the 50 km Walk at the 24th World Race Walking Cup held in Chihuahua, Mexico.[3] Later on that year Tallent took home gold in the 20 km walk at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.[4]

He opened his 2011 season with a win at the Australian 20 km walk championships, while his wife Claire Tallent secured the women's title.[5] At the 2011 IAAF World Athletics Championships, he won the bronze medal in the Men's 50 km walk.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Tallent finished 7th in the 20 km walk. A week later he won his second consecutive silver medal in the 50 km walk in a personal best time of 3:36:53.[6]

Tallent won the bronze medal in the Men's 50 km walk at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia. It was his second world championships medal. After 2012 Olympics, he moved to Adelaide, South Australia and his wife Claire Tallent took over his coaching. [7]

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ballarat, Victoria in 1984, Jared married Claire Tallent in 2008.


Jared at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, 50 km walk race
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2001 World Youth Championships Debrecen, Hungary 7th 10,000 m 44:50.94
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 19th 10,000 m 45:41.19
2004 World Race Walking Cup Naumburg, Germany 75th 20 km 1:30:01
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th 20 km 1:23:42
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd 20 km 1:23:32
World Race Walking Cup La Coruña, Spain 14th 20 km 1:21:36
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 20 km DSQ
2008 World Race Walking Cup Cheboksary, Russia 10th 20 km 1:19:48
Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 3rd 20 km 1:19:42
2nd 50 km 3:39:27
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 6th 20 km 1:20:27
7th 50 km 3:44:50
2010 World Race Walking Cup Chihuahua, Mexico 3rd 50 km 3:54:55
Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 1st 20 km 1:22:18
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 50 km 3:43:36
2012 World Race Walking Cup Saransk, Russia 2nd 50 km 3:40:32
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 7th 20 km 1:20:02
2nd 50 km 3:36:53
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 50 km 3:40:03
2014 World Race Walking Cup Taicang, China 3rd 50 km 3:42:48
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 26th 20 km 1:24:19
2nd 50 km 3:42:17


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