Jeremy Roff

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Jeremy Roff
Personal information
Born (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 34)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
Sport Athletics
Updated on 24 April 2013.

Jeremy Roff (born 22 November 1983) is an Australian middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1500 metres.

Born in Sydney, New South Wales,[1] he began competing at the elite level in 2003. His first major international event was the 2006 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, and he was 58th in the men's short race. At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, he represented Australia in the 1500 m and placed eighth in the final.[2] He was the runner-up of the 1500 m at the 2007 Zatopek Classic, behind Nick Bromley.[3] He was selected for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics but did not make it past the heats. He again took second place at the Zatopek Classic later that year, this time being beaten by Mitch Kealey.[4]

At the Melbourne Track Classic in March 2010, he scored a major upset by beating Asbel Kiprop and Nick Willis, taking the runner-up spot behind Jeff Riseley.[5] Roff took third place at the Australian Athletics Championships in April, earning himself a place on the Australian team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games[6] In the buildup to the competition he scored an 800 metres/1500 m double at the 2010 Oceania Athletics Championships, which included a championship record of 3:41.91 in his preferred event.[7]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2010 Oceania Championships Cairns, Australia 1st 800 m 1:51.60 min
1st 1500 m 3:41.91 min CR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athlete Profiles - Jeremy Roff. Athletics Australia. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  2. ^ Roff Jeremy. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  3. ^ Hurst, Mike (2007-12-13). Birmingham debuts impressively to seize Australian 10,000m title. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  4. ^ Johnson, Len (2009-12-10). Birmingham and Wellings take Zatopek 10,000m titles; rain restricts World Champion Samuels in Melbourne. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  5. ^ Johnson, Len (2010-03-04). Rudisha opens with blistering 1:43.15 in Melbourne, promises 'more to come' – IAAF World Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  6. ^ Johnson, Len (2010-04-18). Lapierre sails wind-assisted 8.78m in Perth - Australian champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  7. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2010-09-27). Notable doubles highlight Oceania champs in Cairns. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.

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