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Biography

MOTTRAM Craig

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 18/06/1980
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.88/6'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 71/157
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 1500m
Athletics Men's 5000m
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 5000m

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
21:45
MCG Men's 5000m
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - MOTTRAM Craig (2) 12:58.19 Completed
24 Mar
21:16
MCG Men's 1500m
1st Round- Heat 2
Australia Flag AUS  - MOTTRAM Craig (1) 3:38.02 Completed
25 Mar
19:30
MCG Men's 1500m
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - MOTTRAM Craig (9) 3:44.37 Completed

Place Of Birth Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Residence Melbourne, Victoria, Australia & London, England
Marital Status Single
Occupation Athlete/ Student (Craig is studying Public Relations externally from Deakin University)
Coach Nic Bideau
Club Deakin Athletics Club
Recent Results 1st in the 2000m - 4:50.76 (Melbourne, Australia, 09-Mar-2006)

2nd in the Mile - 3:53.14 (Cook Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand, 11-Feb-2006)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
6th in the 5000m (13:25.21)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
8th in the 5000m (13:25.70)

Sydney 2000
8th Heat 2 - 5000m (13:31.06)
Other Personal Best:
1500m - 3:34.80 (2005)
1 Mile - 3:48.98 (Oslo, 29-Jul-2005) Oceania Record
2000m - 4:50.76 (Melbourne, Australia, 09-Mar-2006) Oceania Record
3000m - 7:37.30 (19-Jul-2002) Oceania Record
5000m - 12:55.76 (London, England, 30-Jul-2004) Oceania Record
10000m - 27:50.55 (2003)
10km - 27:54 (Manchester, England, 23-May-2004) Oceania Record

Season's Best:
2000m - 4:50.76 (Melbourne, Australia, 09-Mar-2006)

World Ranking:
9th in the 5000-10000m (as at 06-Feb-2006, IAAF)

Craig is a former Australian junior triathlon champion and was a member of the Victorian triathlon team in 1997 & 1998

Both of his parents are British and his father, Brian, played soccer for Wimbledon FC.

Craig's younger brother, Neil, is a member of the AIS basketball team

One of his training partners is Moss his pet dog a Flat Coated Retriever.

Craig has been looking forward to his match up with Benjamin Limo of Kenya since the two raced six months ago in Helsinki. At that event Limo took Gold and Craig defied the might of the African nations to secure the Bronze. Since then they have had what Craig calls a muck-around rivalry whenever they meet. When it appeared that Limo may not attend the Melbourne games Craig with Commonwealth Games official Maurie Plant encouraged Limo's manager Ricky Simms to persuade Limo to attend. Limo has recently been named in the Kenyan team. Craig wanted Limo in the race not for a chance at revenge but because he wants to race against the best in the world.

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