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Liam Adams (Vic)

DOB: 4 Sep 1986 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Club/State: Athletics Essendon (VIC)
Born/Resident: Melbourne/Moonee Ponds
Coach: Ken Hall;
Previous Coaches: Gregor Gojrzewski
Occupation: apprentice electrician

Personal Bests
Marathon: 2:12.52 (Berlin, GER, 22 Sep 17),
Half Marathon: 63:28 (Gold Coast AUS, 1 Jul 12)
10,000m: 28:11.76 (Stanford USA, 29 Apr 12),
Liam Adams was introduced to athletics at primary school. After making state teams and winning a national cross country medal, he took up training to compete outside of the school system. Gradually gave up other sporting commitments through his teenage years to focus more on running. At 17, in 2004, he won the national junior 5000m title, then later that year he claimed the national junior cross country title. He closed his junior career with his 5000m PB at 14:30. As a senior, he first wore the green and gold in 2007 at the IAAF World Cross Country. In 2008 he was on the podium at the World University Cross Country Championships, winning the silver medal. Over the next four years, he was a regular on the national team with representation at more IAAF and World University Cross Country Championships in addition to the IAAF World Half Marathon and also on the track at the World University Games. A regular top-six finisher at Zatopek, he ran a quick 10,000m of 28:11.76 in 2012, but remained outside the qualifying standard for the London Olympics.

This disappointment spurred him to move up to the marathon, where he ran a tremendous 2:14.09 on debut in October 2013 in Melbourne. This performance earned him Commonwealth Games selection, where he placed an impressive seventh in a personal best 2:13.49 in Glasgow. During these years he was running very quick 3000m and 5000m times on the track – with bests of 7:53 and 13:31 respectively. He was also brilliant in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships with a standout 23rd in 2013. Early in 2016 he ran a 2:14.59 marathon time in Poland and was selected for the Rio Olympics where he placed a tremendous 31st. In 2017 after a few sub-30 road 10ks, solid half marathon times, he ran the Berlin Marathon where he sliced just under a minute from his personal best, with a time of 2:12.52. In January, Liam was named in the Australian team to compete in the marathon at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.After studying Exercise Science, he returned to study completing an Electrotechnology-electrician certificate and now is an apprentice electrician. His hobbies are DIY handyman, fixing things, food, going to the footy and races.


First 14 athletes in the Australian athletics team for Gold Coast 2018 announced

Jan 16 2018

Marathon, 10,000m and first of the para-athletes named at the MCG

Adams claims City2Sea honours again

Nov 13 2017
Wins for Clarke, Gunsman in Sydney

London calls for Olympians Frayne and Bol

Jul 3 2017
Henry Frayne, Peter Bol and Steve Solomon have each recorded London World Championships standards in a big weekend for Aus athletics abroad

Tiernan shows cross country strength in Kampala

Mar 27 2017
Patrick Tiernan impresses at the world cross country championships as the first finisher without African heritage

Patriotic Tiernan confident ahead of Kampala 2017

Mar 24 2017

Ignore Team Australia at your peril says Patrick Tiernan ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala


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