Lisa Weightman comes to Chicago on the heels of one of her best career performances to date.
Name: Lisa Weightman
Country of origin: Australia
In her build up to October 13, she set the Australian all-comers record in the half marathon to take the crown at the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon in 1:08:48. She ran well in Chicago in 2017, finishing sixth overall in 2:28:45. Her best marathon happened at the 2017 London Marathon – she ran 2:25:15 to finish fifth. Her time in London makes her the fourth fastest Australian woman in history.
Weightman made her marathon debut in 2008 in 2:32:22, tying the fastest marathon debut record by an Australian woman, and she has banked more than a dozen career marathons since. She won the 2010 Nagano Marathon and the 2013 Melbourne Marathon, and she finished second in Houston in 2016.
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Weightman is a three-time Olympian in the marathon (2008, 2012, 2016); her best Olympic showing came in London when she finished 16th in 2:27:31. She has competed in several World Championships: the marathon (2009), half marathon (2007), 20K (2006) and cross country (2007, 2008, 2009). She won a silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games marathon, and a bronze medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.