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Linden Hall (Vic)

DOB:20 Jun 1991 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Bruce Scriven
Twitter: @Linden_hall
Instagram: @linden.hall
Occupation: Athlete

Personal Bests
1500m: 4:00.86 (Eugene USA, 26 May 18),
Mile: 4:21.40 (London GBR, 22 Jul 2018),
800m: 2:02.85 (Portland USA, 12 Jun 16),
3000m: 8:53.27 (Sydney AUS, 17 Mar 18),
5000m: 15:18.77 (Newcastle AUS, 20 Jan 18)
BIOGRAPHY

Linden Hall was one of the finds of the 2015 year for Australian athletics. She closed her US college career with Florida State, placing eighth in the NCAA 1500m in May 2015. Her personal best was a solid 4:15.51, but a few months later she slashed it to 4:10 while running in Europe.

An unspectacular 2016 Australian domestic season saw her run solidly on the national circuit placing fifth at the Hunter Classic, second in Adelaide, fourth in Melbourne and second in Sydney. At the Nationals, she placed a competitive second behind Heidi See. Hall then headed off to the US for a short competition stint.

In her first race at the Payton Jordan Invitational meet, she ran a stunning world-leading time of 4:04.47 – an Olympic qualifier and a six-second personal best. A month later she competed in the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, and continued her amazing form with a time of 4:01.78, slicing nearly another three second from her new personal best. She had leapt from 22nd to third on the Australian all-time list. She finished her Rio preparations with another top performance of 4:03.81 in London. At the Rio Olympics, she ran well, progressing to the semi-final, but missed qualification for the final by just one place and 0.21 seconds.

Domestically in 2017, Hall clocked a couple of sub-4:10 times and was third at the Nationals. She headed overseas for racing and ran two 4:07 1500m times before clocking 4:04.37 in Portland, her third quickest ever. Over the mile, she set two PBs highlighted by her 4:23.96 in London, making her number three Aussie ever and fastest over this distance for ten years. At the 2017 London World Championships, she placed ninth in her 1500m heat and didn’t progress.

Linden’s start to the 2017/18 season was impressive, going undefeated in five outings over the 800m, 1500m and 5000m. In the latter she ran a 35 second PB of 15:18.77, before a decisive win in the national 1500m championship to secure her Commonwealth Games debut.

At the Games she was just outside the medals with a fabulous fourth place in what was a prelude to a sensational race at the Prefontaine Classic (May 26) in Eugene just one month later. There she broke the 12-year-old Australian record with a brilliant 4.00.86. The former record was held by Sarah Jamieson, who coached Hall in 2010-2011 just before departing for college in the US. After a series of good races in Europe on July 22 in London she broke the Australian mile record, clocking 4:21.40.

Her grandfather’s cousin is Ken Hall, an Australian top-15 miler and who coaches team mate, marathoner Liam Adams.

Corrections or additions? Please contact David Tarbotton: david.tarbotton@gmail.com

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