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Genevieve LaCaze (Vic)

DOB: 04 Aug 1989 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Nic Bideau
Twitter: @GenGen_LaCaze
Instagram: @GenGen_LaCaze
Occupation: Athlete
Event: 3000m Steeple

Personal Bests

3000m Steeple: 9:14:28 (Paris FRA, 27 Aug 16)
110m Hurdles: 13.42 (Brisbane Qld, 29 Mar 2015)
100m: 10.39 (Melbourne Vic, 6 Apr 2013)
200m: 20.66 (Sydney NSW, 14 Apr 2013)


Raised on the Gold Coast in the suburb of Benowa, as a teenager, Genevieve LaCaze won the national schools U18 3000m in 2006, before running a PB of 9:38.74 to win silver in the Zatopek U20 race.

In 2008, she commenced an athletics scholarship at the University of Florida. In her first year on the track in 2009, she ran distances from 1500m to 5000m and made her steeplechase debut with a modest 10:30.79. She qualified and ran the 5000m at the NCAA Championships. After an unspectacular 2010 US college season, she made a breakthrough in 2011 running four PBs, bringing her steeple best down to 9:59.44 and placing fifth in the NCAAs. In her final year at college (2012), she set career-best marks over 800m, 1500m, the mile, 5000m and the steeple, winning silver in the latter at the NCAA championships. She was also selected in the steeplechase for the London Olympics where she set a PB (9:37.90) but was eliminated in the heats.

In 2013 and 2014, she continued to trim her bests and the highlight of her year was fifth in the steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games. In 2015, she ran a 5000m PB (16:05.60) and was consistent in the steeple, competing in the heats at the world championships in Beijing.

The year later in 2016, she compiled a stunning campaign of performances. From May 1 to September 9,
she made two Olympic finals, broke the national steeplechase record and ran 14 PBs. Maybe even more spectacular were her 27 days (13 August to 9 September) where she set five PBs (three in the Olympics) in eight races and broke the Australian record. Her Rio campaign was of the highest quality, placing ninth in the steeplechase and 12th in the 5000m finals.

Her domestic season in 2017 was highlighted by appearances for Team Australia at Nitro Athletics, where
she was co-captain. In Doha, in May, she nailed the world championships steeplechase qualifier to earn her selection. Injuries, including ruptured plantar fascia, ankle problem and foot fracture curtailed any racing
until August 9 when she competed in London at the 2017 World Championships. Considering her difficult preparation, her performance was terrific progressing through the heat to place 12th in the final in an excellent 9:26.25. Unfortunately, she re-fractured her fourth metatarsal and was locked in a battle to recover for the domestic season. At Christmas she resumed running but sat out the Nationals and Commonwealth Games trials. However, she was selected in the team for the Gold Coast Games.

Genevieve completed a degree in applied physiology and kinesiology at University of Florida. Genevieve’s fiancé is fellow Australian Olympian, Ryan Gregson.

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