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Olympic Information


Recent Performances

  • 6th (10km road) - 2012 New York Healthy Kidney (New York, USA)
  • 8th (5km road) - 2012 Boston B.A.A (Boston, USA)
  • 17th (half marathon) - 2012 New York City Half Marathon (New York, USA)
  • 9th (5000m) - 2012 Melbourne Track Classic (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2nd (5000m) - 2012 Hobart Briggs Athletics Classic (Hobart, Australia)
  • 4th (10,000m) - 2011 Melbourne Zatopek 10 (Melbourne, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Setting Australian Record for 10,000m (27:24) in May 2011 - qualifying for the London Olympics in the process
  • Placing 2nd in the 2011 Melbourne Track Classic 5000m (13:10) - 2nd fastest Australian all-time
  • Winning the Sydney City to Surf in 2010 - a childhood dream come true

Interesting Facts

  • Ben St Lawrence is the Australian Record Holder for the 10,000m (27:24) and second fastest Australian of All Time over 5,000m (13:10) behind Craig Mottram. Lawrence broke the 10,000m record on the 1st day of the qualification period for the London Olympics in the USA May 2011.
  • St Lawrence has represented Australia at both the Commonwealth Games in 2010 (5000m and 10,000m) and the World Championships in 2011 (5000m). In addition to these, he has represented Australia at six other major events around the world.
  • St Lawrence left the sport for six years and his weight ballooned. He was living a very unhealthy lifestyle. In 2006 he made some changes and slowly made his way up through the ranks of Australian Track and Field. He has left no stone unturned in his pursuit of success at the London Olympics.
  • He was born and raised in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney and he now spreads his time between Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and many other training and racing locations around the globe.


Years on national team



Sean Williams (2006 - current)
Judy Kenyan (1990-1997)

Primary Training Base

Sydney, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Blue Mountains, Australia.


St George District Athletics Club (NSW, Australia)


NSW Institute of Sport, Sydney



Korowal School (NSW, Australia)


Blue Mountains Grammar School (NSW, Australia)


Bachelor of Human Movement/Exercise Science - Charles Sturt University (2000 - 2005)

Athletics Team

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