Patrick Tiernan

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Patrick Tiernan
Patrick Tiernan Rio 2016.jpg
Tiernan at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 24)
Longreach, Queensland, Australia[1]
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportTrack, long-distance running
University teamVillanova
St Joseph's College '11
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 meters: 3:41.34[3]
5000 meters: 13:13.44[3]
10000 meters: 27:29.81[3]
Updated on 2 July 2016.

Patrick Tiernan (born 11 September 1994) is an Australian long-distance track and road runner.[3] In addition to having won multiple road races in Australia, Tiernan represents Villanova in cross country and track. He also qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games and is the 2016 Men's DI National Cross Country champion.

Running career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Tiernan was born in Longreach and raised in Toowoomba, where he took up distance running.[4] In July 2012 he won the 10 kilometers race that was part of the Gold Coast Marathon.[5]

Collegiate[edit]

Tiernan was recruited by Villanova in January 2013 and missed out on the first indoor and outdoor track seasons. At the 2014 NCAA DI Indoor T&F Championships, Tiernan finished in seventh place in the 5000 meters final round. At the 2014 NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships, Tiernan placed sixth in the 5000 meters, earning his first All-American honors in track and field in his NCAA collegiate career. He placed second overall at the 2015 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships behind Edward Cheserek, whom he beat in 2016 when he won the men's overall title.

Year Big East Conference Cross Country NCAA Cross Country Big East Conference indoor NCAA indoor Big East Conference Outdoor NCAA Outdoor
2016-17 24:18.2 1st 29:22.0 1st
2015-16 22:23.1 1st 29:11.1 2nd 5000 m 14:03.53 1st 5000 m 14:12.53 1st 5000 m 13:27.07 3rd
3000 m 8:13.16 1st
2014-15 23:45.8 1st 30:41.4 18th 5000 m 14:18.04 1st 5000 m 14:36.85 1st 5000 m 13:55.81 10th
3000 m 8:18.73 2nd
2013-14 23:51.0 1st 30:15.7 9th 5000 m 14:04.26 1st 5000 m 14:00.83 7th 5000 m 13:56.01 1st 5000 m 13:31.25 6th
3000 m 8:10.71 2nd

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
2011 Oceania Youth Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd 3000 m 8:33.57
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 19th 5000 m 13:28.48
2017 World Cross Country Championships KampalaUganda 13th 10,000 m 29:19
World Championships London, United Kingdom 11th 5000 m 13:40.01
22nd 10,000 m 29:23.72
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Queensland DQ 10th 10,000 m DQ 28:22.9
2011: 1st, Australian Junior (U18) cross country champion
2012: 1st, Gold Coast 10km run, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
2012: 1st, 1500 meters (3:50.67) U20 Australian Championships
2012: 1st, 5000 meters (14:40.59) U20 Australian Championships
2012: 1st, U20 Australian Championships cross country
2016: 4th, 5000 m 13:41.37, Australian Athletics Championships Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Sydney New South Wales
2016: 20th, 5000 m 13:28, Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres Brazil
2017: 13th, 10000 m 29:19, 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race Kampala Uganda
2018: 4th, 5000 m 13:26.38 Australian Championships Gold Coast, Queensland

In March 2017, Tiernan was signed and sponsorship agreement with Nike Australia and joined Melbourne Track Club and trains with Villanova University coach Marcus O'Sullivan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Tiernan. olympics.com.au
  2. ^ Patrick Tiernan. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b c d All-Athletics. "Profile of Patrick Tiernan".
  4. ^ Kissane, John A. "5 Minutes with Patrick Tiernan".
  5. ^ "2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon". GoldCoast.com. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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