Top 5 Australian Women Distance Runners

It's Australia Day, so here is our rossrunning.com list of the top 5 female Australian distance runners.

1) Benita Willis 2004 World Cross Country Championships gold medalist 2003 World Half Marathon Championships bronze medal 4 time Olympian 2000-2012 Current Australian record holder at metric distances from 2,000 meters to 10,000 meters

2) Tamsyn Manou World Indoor Championships gold medalist 800 meters 2008 3 times Commonwealth Games gold medalist 4 X 400 relay Australian indoor record holder at 800 meters 2:01.85

3) Lisa Martin (Ondieki) 1988 Olympic silver medalist in marathon 4 time Olympian 1984-1996 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games gold medalist (marathon) 1992 New York City Marathon Champion

4) Kerryn McCann 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist (marathon) 3 time Olympian in the marathon 1996 Olympics - 28th 2000 Olympics -11th 2004 Olympics - 31st

5) Sarah Jamieson 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medalist 1500 meters Current Australian record holder at 1500 meters 4:00.93 2006 World cup bronze medalist 2007 World Athletics final bronze medalist


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