<h5>Australian All Schools Championships & Zatopek:10</h5>
<p>MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 05: Eloise Wellings of NSW celebrates after crossing the line to win the Zatopek Womens 10000m Open during the Australian All Schools Championships & Zatopek:10 at Lakeside Stadium on December 5, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.</p>
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Eloise Wellings

Eloise Wellings

Athlete Biography

Eloise Wellings first qualified for the Oympics as a 16 year-old ahead of Sydney 2000. She was a prospective member for Sydney, Athens and Beijing but missed all due to injury. Her first Olympics was London 2012 and Rio will be her second Games and 5th campaign.

Mother to 2 year old India.

Co-founder of the Love Mercy Foundation, which raises money for rural communities in north Uganda

She overcame 10 stress fractures and an eating disorder in her teenage years.

Has had very successful half-marathon races and will try marathon running later in her career. Perhaps for 2018 Commonwealth Games or Tokyo 2020.

Fast Facts

  • Sport
  • Status
  • Event/s
    10000m Women, 5000m Women
  • Nickname
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Age
  • Born
    New York, United States
  • Lives
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 20th (10,000m), 30th (5,000m)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (half-marathon) - 2015 Marugame Half (Okayama, Japan
  • 1st (10,000m) - 2015 Zatopek Classic (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 10th (5,000m) - 2015 World Championships (Beijing, China)
  • 5th (5,000m) - 2014 Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, Scotland)

Career Highlights

  • 10th at the World Championships Beijing 5,000m (15:09)
  • 4x National 10,000m champion
  • Coming 4th in the 5000m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and then 5th and 6th in the 5000m and 10,000m respectively at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. 5th at 2014 Commonwealth Games 5,000m


  • Primary
    Grays Point Primary School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Kirrawee High School (NSW, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Exercise Science - University of Wollongong (2001 - 2003)


  • Coach
    Nic Bideau (2002 - current)
  • Club
    Sutherland Athletics Club
  • Institute/Academy
  • Primary Training Base
    Sydney, Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Teddington, London


Shoelaces must be tucked in for races
Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite music
Pop music
Dream car
Mini moke
Star Sign
I would spend my last $10 on
Messina icecream
Love Mercy tattoo on right wrist- the name of our foundation Uganda that we work on
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Beach volleyball

Exciting track and field team announced for Rio Olympic Games 3 April 2016 (AEDT)

New faces and seasoned track and field performers have been selected on to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team today for the Rio Games.


McNeill and Wellings selected to chase big Rio Olympic goals 8 January 2016 (AEDT)

The first runners selected to represent Australia at at Rio 2016 are David McNeill and Eloise Wellings.


Five athletes nominated for Rio 2016 6 January 2016 (AEDT)

Athletics Australia Selectors have announced their intention to nominate five athletes for selection for Rio 2016.


Wellings and McNeill earn Rio nomination 5 December 2015 (AEDT)

London Olympians Eloise Wellings and David McNeill will be automatically nominated for selection to Rio 2016.


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Wellings primed to claim Olympic berth 4 December 2015 (AEDT)

London Olympian Eloise Wellings looking to end a great year with win and Rio qualifying time at Zatopek 10,000m on Saturday


Rio the aim for Melbourne runners 16 October 2015 (AEDT)

Jess Trengove and Brad Milosevic are set to try and qualify for Rio 2016 at the Melbourne Marathon.


Wellings 10th in 5000m at World Athletics 31 August 2015 (AEDT)

Eloise Wellings has produced the best performance by an Australian distance runner at the world athletics championships, finishing 10th in the women's 5000m.