Zane Robertson

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Zane Robertson
Zane Robertson Rio 2016.jpg
Robertson at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1989-11-14) 14 November 1989 (age 29)
Hamilton, New Zealand
ResidenceIten, Kenya[1]
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) [2]
Weight63 kg (139 lb) [2]
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)800 m – half marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:54.45 (2005)
1500 m – 3:34.19 (2014)
3000 m – 7:41.37 (2014)
5000 m – 13:13.83 (2013)
10,000 m – 27:33.67 (2016)
10 km road 27:28 (2016)
HM – 59:47 (2015)[3]

Zane Robertson (born 14 November 1989) is a New Zealand middle and long-distance runner.[3] He lives in Iten, Kenya. At the age of 17 he and his twin brother Jake moved from New Zealand to Iten, Kenya, to further their running careers.[4]

He competed in the 2013 World Championships in Moscow over the 5000 m, where he finished 14th in a time of 13:46.55.[5] At the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Robertson finished 12th in the final of the 3000 metres event a in a time of 8:01.81[6] after running a New Zealand National Indoor Record of 7:44.16 in the heats.[7] He won the bronze medal in the 5000 metres at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[8]

In 2015, Robertson set a New Zealand and Oceanian record in the half marathon with a time of 59:47 at Marugame.[9] Robertson became only the fourth non-African runner in history to run the distance in under one hour.[10]

At the 2016 Rio Olympics Robertson finished 12th in the men's 10000 metres with a time of 27:33.67. The time broke Dick Quax's 39-year-old New Zealand national record by more than 8 seconds.[11]

Robertson was selected to represent New Zealand in both the marathon and 10,000 m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and planned to contest one of the two events. However, he withdrew from the team on 5 April 2018, after his training was hampered by a groin injury earlier in the year.[12]

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Time Place Date
1500m 3:34.19 Rieti 7 September 2014
5000m 13:13.83 Heusden-Zolder 13 July 2013
10000m 27:33.67 NR Rio de Janeiro 13 August 2016
Half Marathon 59:47 AR Marugame 1 February 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth Games – ROBERTSON GRABS 5000M BRONZE «  LiveNews.co.nz". livenews.co.nz.
  2. ^ a b "Glasgow 2014 – Zane Robertson Profile". glasgow2014.com.
  3. ^ a b "Zane Robertson". IAAF. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Athletics Illustrated – articles and videos about the sport of running and track and field". Athletics Illustrated.
  5. ^ "Oops something has gone wrong". iaaf.org.
  6. ^ "3000 Metres Result - IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.
  7. ^ "3000 Metres Result - IAAF World Indoor Championships 2014 - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.
  8. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Ndiku wins first track gold in 5,000m". BBC. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
  9. ^ IAAF: Course Record for Kuira at Marugame Half Marathon.
  10. ^ "Athletics: Robertson runs sensational half marathon time". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Zane Robertson breaks historic NZ 10,000 metre record". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  12. ^ Anderson, Ian (5 April 2018). "New Zealand runner Zane Robertson pulls out of Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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