Genevieve Lacaze

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  • Birth Place

    Benowa

  • Birth State

    QLD

  • Year of Birth

    1989

  • Height

    168cm

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

No

Education Details:

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Club details:

Glenhuntly Athletics Club, Victoria

Why did you begin your sport?

I am one of four kids, and my other siblings are three boys. I was destine to run.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

Braiding my hair and wearing pearl earrings.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Rio Olympics 2016 - making two Olympic finals in the 3km steeple and 5000m.

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Eloise Wellings - she has helped me develop as an athlete but also as a person. She has guided me as a young female athlete into a "veteran" and I have watched and looked up to her for as long as I can remember. Eloise is truly inspiring to all female athletes.

Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?

My parents because they supported and guided all the decisions made to make sure I had every opportunity in the world to be an elite athlete. No matter what the commitment, they backed me 100%. My coach Nic Bideau - he has shown so much belief and confidence in me right from the start of my professional career. I have achieved more with my running then I could of ever imagined and I know there is so much more to come.

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Traveling the world with Ryan Gregson.

What is your sporting ambition?

Win gold in front of my home town at the 2018 Commonwealth Games