<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

Athletics Schedule & Results

(Local) / 09:40 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Women's 5000m Final

15:01.59 (9th)


Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (KEN)
Hellen Onsando Obiri (KEN)
Almaz Ayana (ETH)

(Local) / 09:55 AM 16 Aug (Rio)
Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2

15:19.02 (6th)


(Local) / 11:10 AM 12 Aug (Rio)
Women's 10,000m

31:14.94 (10th)


Almaz Ayana (ETH)
Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (KEN)
Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)

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Athlete Biography

Eloise Wellings first qualified for the Olympics 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 fifth campaign.

Recently she has had run a series of very successful half-marathon races and will try marathon running later in her career. Perhaps for 2018 Commonwealth Games or Tokyo 2020.

She overcame 10 stress fractures and an eating disorder in her teenage years.Mother to 2 year old India, Wellings is co-founder of the Love Mercy Foundation, which raises money for rural communities in north Uganda.

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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

Education

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

Training

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

Q&A

Superstition/s
Shoelaces must be tucked in for races
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite holiday destination
Fiji
Favourite music
Pop music
Dream car
Mini moke
Personal Motto
Why not me
Star Sign
Scorpio
I would spend my last $10 on
Messina icecream
Tattoos/Piercings
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
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Steve Hooker pole vault gold in Beijing 2008
First Olympic Memory?
Watching the women's distance running at Barcelona 1992 as a ten year old
Most Influential person in your career/life
Jono (husband)
Why this sport?
I love it. When I run I feel free.