Michael Power (athlete)

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Michael Power (born 9 May 1976) is an Australian former long-distance runner who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 5000m.

Power attended Mentone Grammar high school from 1990 to 1994, then moved to The Peninsula School for his final year of high school. He competed in the 1995 World Junior Athletics Championships in Lisbon, Portugal (1500m) and finished 5th in the final in a new personal best time of 3:43. After competing in the World Junior Track & Field Championships and having junior personal bests of 3:43 (1500m), 3:58.03 (mile, ranks 147th in All-Time Sub-4 minute miles at the Prefontaine Classic) 8:02 (3000m), he accepted a scholarship at the University Of Arkansas and became 9-time All-American while competing for 4 years.

In 2000, Power won the National 5000m open championship and was selected to compete in the 2000 Olympics. He finished 13th in Heat 1 and finished 28th overall. After the Olympics, he lived on the Mornington Peninsula in the state of Victoria while competing for Nike on the international track & field circuit.

Michael still holds the current Australian underage track records: Under 16 1000m 2:28.7 Under 18 1000m 2:23.1

Event Result Venue Date
800m 1:51.38 Melbourne, AUS 15.02.04
1500m 3:40.23 Melbourne, AUS 12.02.04
Mile 3:58.03 Eugene, USA 04.06.95
Mile (i) 3:59.85 Fairfax, VA, USA 29.01.99
2000m 5:01.85 Villeneuve d'Ascq, FRA 17.06.01
3000m 7:46.22 Brisbane, AUS 08.09.00
3000m (i) 7:55.36 Indianapolis, IN, USA 06.03.99
5000m 13:23.56 Osaka, JPN 12.05.01
5000m (i) 14:17.09 Fayetteville, AR, USA 21.01.05
10000m 28:49.73 Brisbane, AUS 12.04.02
10 km Road 28:55 Melbourne, AUS 19.05.01
20k Road 1:03:14 San Sebastián, ESP 13.11.05
Half Marathon 1:06:23 Gavá, ESP 19.02.06

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