Participants

Jake ROBERTSON

Jake ROBERTSON
    Athletics
Birth Date:  14 Nov 1989
Place of Birth:  HAMILTON
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  188
Weight (Kg):  62

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 10,000m 5

Jake ROBERTSON - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 13 Apr 21:10
Gold Medal Event Men's 10,000m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 5000m 9 13:29.69
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 10,000m 7 28:03.70

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's 5000m 13r1h2 14:09.50
2013 Moscow, RUS Men's 10,000m DNF -
2011 Daegu, KOR Men's 5000m 13 14:03.09

Sporting relatives

Twin brother, Zane, is a leading international runner and holds the New Zealand record for the half marathon at 59:47. (stuff.co.nz, 15 Jan 2018)


Injuries

Calf injuries denied him the chance to compete at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships and 2016 Olympics. (nzherald.co.nz, 10 Jul 2017)


Additional information

AFRICAN ADVENTURE
Jake and Zane left New Zealand age 17 to live and train in Kenya. Jake was inspired to move after chatting to Kenyans while competing at the 2006 World Cross-Country Championships in Japan. (citiusmag.com, 21 Mar 2017).


COMPETITIVE
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, finished ninth and seventh in the 5000m and 10,000m respectively. (olympic.org.nz, 15 Mar 2018)


MARATHON RECORD
In his debut marathon, sliced 33 seconds off Rod DIXON'S 35-year national record. Ran 2:08.26 at the Lake Biwa Marathon on Mar 3 2018. (stuff.co.nz, 4 Mar 2018)


PROPOSAL
Shortly after finishing second to Mo FARAH (ENG) in the 2017 Great North Run half marathon, dropped to one knee and asked partner Magdalyne MASAI (KEN) to marry him. MASAI, who finished fourth in the women's elite race, accepted. (stuff.co.nz, 11 Sept 2017)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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