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Sinead Diver (Vic)

DOB: 17 Feb 1977 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Club: South Melbourne
Coach: Tim Crosbie
Twitter: @diversinead
Instagram: @diversinead
Occupation: IT Consultant 

Personal Bests
Marathon: 2:31.37 (Nagoya JPN, 12 Mar 2017),
Half Marathon: 73:19 (Gold Coast AUS, 3 Jul 2016),
5000m: 16:20.3 (Melbourne AUS, 2 Mar 2017)

BIOGRAPHY


Sinead Diver, aged 40-year-old and just seven years into her running career, has been selected for her second world championships.

Born in Ireland, Sinead enjoyed climbing cliffs and swimming as a child. In later years, she played basketball and studied PE computing at the University of Limerick. She emigrated to Australia in her mid- 20s in 2002 and has since worked in IT. She has two sons.

She started running in 2010 to improve fitness after the birth of her eldest son. She then joined her sister Gráinne at a regular running event and a recreational running group called Crosbie Crew in April 2010. It is here that she met her coach Tim Crosbie and later she joined the South Melbourne Athletics Club.

Her first success was over 3000m in late 2011, clocking 9:49. The following year (2012) she won the national half-marathon title and was second in the national cross country, fifth at the Zatopek and second in the Victorian 5000m Championship in a quick 16:24.

In 2014, she was second in the national cross country, clocked a half marathon personal best of 74:25 and late in the year made her marathon debut, running an impressive 2:34 to place second in Melbourne. The performance secured selection for the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, where in her international debut, aged 38, she placed an outstanding 21st.

She missed selection for Rio in 2016, but compiled an impressive 2017 season lowering her 5000m to 16:20, her 10km road best to 32:52 and in March smashed her marathon PB with 2:31.37 in Nagoya, moving her to 11th on the Australian all-time list. This performance secured her selection for her second world championships to be held in London in August 2017.


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