I would rather be completely exhausted from the hard times that breed success, than well rested from achieving nothing

I am 25 years old living in Sydney's Northern Beaches. I am a professional 400m runner for PUMA and I also compete for the Sydney University Athletics Club. 


Start unknown, finish unforgettable.

I was born in Canberra but spent my whole childhood in Sydney. I spend as much time as I can on the coast & in the water. My ideal day would be spent at North Narrabeen grabbing a coffee, going for a swim, taking my dog for a walk, and having a fish & chips picnic on the beach for dinner. My family and friends are so important to me and they are huge sources of inspiration & motivation.

Less Ego, More Confidence. Less Fear, More Wins.
I am an Australian Olympian; I competed in the 400m and 4x400m at the Rio Olympics where I made the semi-final and final respectively. I've also competed in the 400m and 400m relay at the 2011, 2015, & 2017 World Championships, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and the 2010 and 2014 Continental Cup.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you right back
— A Rubinstein

I am coached by correspondence by Australian 400m guru coach Peter Fortune who is based in Melbourne. To avoid training on my own too much I am also training with a Sydney based group coached by Michael Dooley; Personal Best Athletics Club, who train at the opposite end of Sydney! With the NSW Institute of Sport based in West Sydney; Homebush, and my physio in the CBD, most weeks you'll find me in my car driving North-South, East-West and back again.

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