Linden Hall

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  • Birth Place

    Sunbury

  • Birth State

    VIC

  • Year of Birth

    1991

  • Height

    166cm

Languages Spoken:

No

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

no

Education Details:

BSc in Dietetics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA. Master of Dietetics, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, AUS

Club details:

Athletics Essendon

Why did you begin your sport?

In primary school I was keen on a lot of sports, through inter school sports I found athletics was for me after making the state cross country team in grade 6.

Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?

I have quite a few of these! Firstly, I always jog for 8minutes 4.5hrs before my race, I have to have a hair ribbon that matches my race kit and always eat a bowl of rice 4hrs before and a banana 2hrs before the gun goes off.

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Running at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in my first senior Australian team. I’ll never forget the feeling of walking out into that stadium.

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

Sarah Jamieson, she was Australia’s top 1500m runner when I was a junior and consequently someone I followed closely and looked up to a great deal. I’ve been lucky enough to have Sarah as part of my support team for quite a few years now, she is always my go-to when I need advice and has been an amazing mentor for me!

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

This is a hard one, possibly my college coach, Karen Harvey at Florida State University. I came home from college almost 14 seconds quicker, creating a pretty pivotal point in my athletics career. During this time I learnt a lot, including many things I still incorporate today into training and racing.

What is your sporting ambition?

Firstly at Gold Coast, I would love nothing more than to be on the podium - to win a medal at a home games would be incredible! In the long term, I’m eyeing off breaking the 4 minute barrier and Australian record.