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Melissa Breen (ACT)

DOB: 17 Sept 1990 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Matt Beckenham
Event: 100m, 4x100m Relay
Occupation: Athlete/Coach/Education Officer (Royal Australian Mint). Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness
Instagram: Melissa_Breen
Twitter: Melissa_Breen

Personal Bests
100m:   11.11  Canberra AUS, 9 Feb 14

Breen has had a long international career which started at the 2008 IAAF World Juniors. The following year she made the final of the 100m at the World University Games. From 2010 until 2016, Mel competed in two Commonwealth Games, two World Championships, two Continental Cups and two Olympics. In February 2014 she broke Melinda Gainsford-Taylor’s nearly 20-year-old national 100m record, running 11.11. In March 2016, she won her fourth national 100m title. After the domestic season, she pursued her Olympic qualifier in Japan, but eventually nailed it in Townsville in June, running 11.31. At her second Olympics in Rio, she placed seventh in her 100m heat. She bypassed the London 2017 World Championships to prepare for a shot at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games , which she achieved being named in the Australian team for the 100m and 4 x 100m relay events. 

Breen is a cat lover who adopted ‘Cleo’ from the RSPCA in 2015. 


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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Albert Park  VIC 3206

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