Lachlan Renshaw

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Lachlan Renshaw
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 33)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Country Australia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle-distance running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 metres: 1:45.66 (2011)
Medal record

Lachlan Renshaw (born 2 April 1987 in Sydney, Australia) is a middle-distance track and field athlete and is the 2010 Australian Champion over 800 metres. He was also the 2008 800 m national champion. He represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing sixth in his heat in a time of 1:49.19. In 2010 he competed in the 800 m at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, progressing through the rounds to the final, but was unable to start in the final due to injury.


Lachlan has also competed at the international level at the 2006 World Junior Championships (3rd in his semi-final), as well as the 2007 and 2009 World University Games, finishing fifth in the 800 m in the latter event. His personal best time for the 800 m is 1:45.73, for 1500 metres is 3:47.69, for the 400 metres is 47.33, and he also holds the Australian record for the 600 metres at 1:15.14.

Lachlan attended Sydney Grammar School and was a winner of the Open 800 m Championship event at the AAGPS Athletics Competition for four years running, setting the 800 m record of 1:50.63 in his final year of school. He was further a member of the 4 × 400 metres relay team which holds the AAGPS record. [1] [2] [3]


Personal bests

400 metres47.33Sydney Allcomers Sydney, Australia
600 metres1:15.14Sydney Allcomers Sydney, Australia
800 metres1:45.66 Melbourne Track Classic Melbourne, Australia
1500 metres3:42.13Solihull British Milers Club Newcastle, Australia

Major competition record

Representing Australia
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 8th (sf)800m 1:48.26
4 × 400 m relay DQ
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 5th (h) 800 metres 1:48.92
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th (h) 800 metres 1:49.19
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 5th 800 metres 1:48.27
2010 Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 4th SF, DNS Final (injury) 800 metres
2011 Universiade Shenzen, China 1st 800 metres 1:46.36

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