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Fabrice Lapierre (NSW)

DOB: 17 Oct 1983 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Kyle Hierholzer
Event: Long Jump
Twitter: @fabricelapierre
Instagram: @fabstar7

Personal Bests

Long Jump: 8.40m (+0.5) (Nuoro ITA, 14 Aug 2010)
Long Jump: 8.78m (+3.1) (Perth AUS, 18 Apr 2010)
Long Jump indoor: 8.25m (Portland USA, 20 Mar 2016)


Fabrice Lapierre was one of Australia’s best ever junior athletes. During a career which included a long jump silver at the world juniors, he compiled bests of long jump 7.74m, 100m 10.48w/10.56, 200m 21.40 and triple jump 15.07m.

The next phase of his career saw him competing in the NCAA for Texas A&M from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, he won bronze in the NCAA indoor long jump and gold in the outdoors with a windy 8.15m jump. The confidence of that win spring boarded him into a very impressive 2006 year. He won the national title with 8.12m and then dashed back to the US to take silver at the NCAA indoor long jump. He then returned to Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games where he won bronze.

He returned for the summer college season finishing second in the NCAAs and in Europe extended his PB to 8.19m. Unable to reach eight metres in 2007, he was back on track in 2008 and won an appeal to compete at the Beijing Olympics. It started an unbroken annual eight-metre-long jump streak which continues to 2017.

His 2009 and 2010 campaigns included enormous jumps, including 8.57w, 8.78w and his lifetime best of 8.40m.

At championships in 2010, he won the Commonwealth and world indoor titles. In the ensuing years, he won silver at the 2015 world championships and 2016 world indoors.

In Rio, he placed tenth in his second Olympics, after he had missed London with a hamstring injury.

He was a volunteer in the media area during the Sydney 2000 Olympics.

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Bolt bows out with bronze in tough day for Australia in London

Aug 6 2017

Bolt's farewell party spoiled as Lapierre 11th in long jump final and Buckman misses 1500m final by agonising 0.18 seconds

Day Two: Lapierre in final, Hills & Wellings up for 25 laps

Aug 5 2017

Lapierre is confident he can compete for a medal in the long jump final at the London world championships.

Consistency key for Marschall to soar in London

Aug 4 2017

20-year-old pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall is now confident he can call himself a 5.70m jumper after a consistent 2017 at home and abroad

Team Australia named for London IAAF World Championships

Jul 25 2017
Forty-eight of Australia’s best will don the green and gold to compete at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships, commencing 4 August 2017.

Lapierre on runway at Rabat Diamond League

Jul 16 2017
Silver medallist from the last world championships Fabrice Lapierre will be looking for consistent form on the board at the Rabat Diamond League...
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