Participants

Michael SHELLEY

Michael SHELLEY
    Athletics
Birth Date:  10 Oct 1983
Place of Birth:  SOUTHPORT
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  34
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  183
Weight (Kg):  60

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's Marathon 1 Gold

Michael SHELLEY - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 15 Apr 8:15
Gold Medal Event Men's Marathon Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's Marathon 1 2:11:15
2010 Delhi, IND Men's Marathon 2 2:15:28

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Marathon 47 2:18:06
2012 London, GBR Men's Marathon 16 2:14:10

Hobbies

Golf, listening to music, playing computer games (Facebook page, 15 Jan 2016)


Education

Business studies at Gold Coast Institute of TAFE/Griffith University, Australia (Olympics.com.au, May 2016)


Coach

PERSONAL: Dick TELFORD (AUS) from 2002 (Facebook page, 15 Jan 2016)


Injuries

Born with diaphragmatic hernia (hole in diaphragm) that needed immediate surgery. (smh.com.au, 21 Apr 2012)


Reason

Started running at age 13. "I took up the sport in high school as a personal challenge to myself and to see how far I could push myself." (Athlete, May 2017)


Ambition

To compete at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "The goal is to perform the best I can to defend my title." (Athlete, May 2017)


Hero

Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile GEBRSELASSIE (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)


Influence

Parents and brothers (smh.com.au, 28 Jul 2014)


Ritual

Spaghetti bolognese the night before every race, pins his race number on singlet the night before and listens to same music playlist before warming up for every race. (Athlete, May 2017)


Additional information

LONG HAUL
Began as middle-distance runner but plagued by pelvic injuries and dumped from Australian Institute of Sport's scholarship programme. Took year off to recover from injury and made his marathon debut in 2010 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Took silver in second marathon at the Dehli 2010 Commonwealth Games. (smh.com.au, 28 Jul 2014)


FAMILIAR
Born in former Gold Coast Hospital, located near finish line for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games marathon. (Athlete, Jun 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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