|Born||21 June 1995|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Event(s)||800 metres, 1500 metres|
|Coached by||Elizabeth Mathews|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m: 1:45.16 min (2016)|
1500 m: 3:35.57 min (2017)
|Updated on 15 April 2018.|
Luke Mathews (born 21 June 1995) is an Australian middle-distance runner who competes in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. He represented his country in both events at the 2016 Summer Olympics. As well as in the 4 × 800 m at the 2017 IAAF World Relays, the 1500m at the 2017 IAAF World Championships and in both events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He also competed for Australia at 2019 World Athletics Championships in the 800 m.
Born in Williamstown, Melbourne, Mathews made his international debut at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics, being a semi-finalist in the 800 metres. m by an Australian in Australia for nearly 35 years.He made his breakthrough at senior level in 2016. After a win at the Hunter Track Classic he then ran world record holder David Rudisha to the line at the Melbourne Track Classic, recording a personal best of 1:45.16 minutes. It was the fastest time for the 800
He was selected to compete for Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics in both 800 m and 1500 m. He was eliminated in the heats stages. He competed for Australia at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in the 1500 m. He finished 1st in his Heat with the overall fastest time. He was just eliminated in the Semi-Final. He competed for Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in both 800 m and 1500 m. He finished 3rd with a Bronze Medal in the 800m Final. He also made the Final of the 1500m. He competed for Australia at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in the 800 m. He finished 7th in his Heat.
Mathews grew up in Werribee and Newport, Victoria and attended St Kevin's College, Melbourne.
He was also a talented junior Australian Rules Footballer having a stint with the Western Jets before turning his focus to athletics.
He is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce/Laws at Deakin University.
All information from All-Athletics profile.
|2014||World Junior Championships||Eugene, United States||8th (sf)||800 m||1:55.92|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||7th (h)||800 m||1:50.17|
|13th (h)||1500 m||3:44.51|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||19th (sf)||1500 m||3:40.91|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||3rd||800 m||1:45.60|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||39th (h)||800 m||1:50.16|
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