2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Lisa Weightman

Learn more about the elite runners competing at the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Lisa Weightman comes to Chicago on the heels of one of her best career performances to date.

Name: Lisa Weightman

Country of origin: Australia

Standout races: 

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. 

More about Lisa Weightman: 

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. 

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