Regan Lamble

Rio 2016 Olympic Games

lamble olympic thumbnailAfter taking a break from the sport in 2014, Regan Lamble has returned to career best form. She took silver behind Rachel Tallent at the Australian Race Walking Championships in February 2016 and then produced a big PB and 12th at the World Team Championships in May to confirm her spot on a second Olympic Team. At London 2012 she was the first Australian female across the line in 16th.

Starting race walking at Little Athletics in primary school. She was reluctant at first ‘because I thought walking was the absolute worst event’. She was eventually convinced by AIS coach Brent Vallance to join the squad and she took up a scholarship and moved to Canberra in 2009 where she has trained alongside Olympic medallists Nathan Deakes and Jared Tallent.

Lamble had her international breakthrough in April 2011 when she clocked a qualifier for the World Championships at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in Taicang, China at 19 years of age. This saw her placing 15th in Daegu, Korea, at her first senior World Championships.

Injury forced her out of the sport for a long time after London. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2013 IAAF World Championships but withdrew on the eve of the race. She left her run too late for the 2015 World Championships, but Rio has always been the major goal.

Now back in Melbourne as a University of Melbourne Master student she does most of her key sessions with coach Brent Vallance. On the weekend she often combines sessions with Chris Erickson (men’s 50km for Rio).

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