Lisa Corrigan

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Lisa Corrigan
Personal information
Nickname(s)Ruby
Nationality Australia
Born (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 (age 34)
Blacktown, New South
Wales
, Australia
ResidenceCanberra, ACT
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Middle distance running
ClubWeston Creek Athletics Club
Coached byDick Telford
Retired2013
Achievements and titles
World finals1500m World Champs Semi Finalist 2007 1500m Finalist Commonwealth Games 2006
Olympic finals1500m Olympic Semi Finalist 2008
Personal best(s)800 m: 2:01.59 (2007)
1500 m: 4:05.25 (2007)
3000 m: 9:00.34 (2006) One mile: 4.22.6 (Australian record).

Lisa Corrigan (born 2 December 1984 in Blacktown, New South Wales) is an Australian middle distance runner and the current Australian record holder over the one mile where she set a time of 4.22.6 in 2007.[1] She set her personal best time of 4:05.25, by winning the women's 1500 metres at the Telstra Athletics Series in Sydney.[2][3] She ran a personal best to beat Tamsyn Lewis over the 800m in 2007 in 2.01.5. She has represented Australia at the Oceania championships 1999, youth commonwealth games 2000, World youth championships 2001, Ekiden relays, Melbourne commonwealth Games 2006, world championships 2007 and Olympic Games 2008.

Corrigan represented Australia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the 1500 metres. She ran in the second heat against ten other athletes, including Ukraine's Iryna Lishchynska, who eventually won the silver medal in the final. She finished the race in ninth place by twenty-seven hundredths of a second (0.27) behind United States' Erin Donohue, outside her personal best time of 4:16.32.

Corrigan has been Australian champion over 800m & 1500m numerous times in her career and has won many road running races in the process. Corrigan attempted to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic Games over the 5000m however she ruptured her achillies tendon and has battled this persistent Achilles injury which saw her retire from the sport in 2013.[4]

Corrigan has since worked for in development Athletics NSW and been a PE teacher at various schools over the years. Her biggest achievement to date has been marrying her best friend Dean Sintonen and the birth of their first daughter, Harper.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
1999 Oceania Youth Championships Santa Rita, Guam 1st 800 m 2:20.01
Oceania Youth Championships Santa Rita, Guam 1st 1500 m 4:38.78
Oceania Youth Championships Santa Rita, Guam 2nd 3000 m 10:29.63

2000 Junior Commonwealth Games, 800m, Silver. 2001 World Youth Championships, 800m, 5th place 2006 Commonwealth Games, 1500m, Finalist 11th 2007 World Championships, 1500m, Semi Finalist, 8th 2008 Olympic Games, Semi Finalist, 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Lisa Corrigan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Crawford prowls, Steffensen, Ross and Corrigan smile in Sydney". Athletics Australia. 17 February 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  3. ^ Hurst, Mike (16 February 2008). "Steffensen upsets Merritt in Sydney A-series opener". The Daily Telegraph. IAAF. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's 1500m Round 1 – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2013.

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