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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 3rd (400m) - 2012 Meeting International EAP de Nivelles (Nivelles, Belgium)
  • 3rd (400m) - 2012 Queensland Athletic Winter Track & Field Series Meet 4 (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 1st (400m) - 2012 Queensland Athletic Winter Track & Field Series Meet 3 (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2nd (4x400m) - 2012 Colorful Meeting (Daegu, Korea)
  • 4th (4x400m) - 2012 Penn Relays (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • 2nd (400m) - 2012 National Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st (400m) - 2012 Perth Regional Championships (Perth, Australia)
  • 2nd (400m) - 2012 Melbourne Track Classic (Melbourne, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Bronze Medal in the 4 x 400m relay at the World Championships, Berlin 2009.
  • Breaking 45 seconds (44.86) for the 400m at the Sydney Track Classic in 2010.
  • Winning 400m National Title for the second time in 2010 (First title in 2005).

Interesting Facts

  • Ben Offereins will make his Olympic debut in London having proved himself as one of the top Australian 400m runners over the past four years with some consistent performances at the Australian and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
  • Performing strongly at a junior level, Offereins competed at his first open Australian Championships in 2005 in the 400m individual event. He showed that he was going to be a force in the sport as he defeated three members of the silver medal winning Australian 4x400m relay team on his way to winning the gold medal.
  • He made the Australian 4 x 400m team to compete at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. With a strong performance in the heats, Offereins forced his way into the team to compete in the final as they went on to finish with the bronze medal.
  • Winning the 2010 Australian National Championships in 45.17sec, Offereins was selected to compete in the individual 400m and the 4x400 relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He finished 7th overall in the individual event and ran in the heats for the Australian 4 x 400m team that went on to win gold in the final.
  • Having finished 2nd at the 2011 Australian Championships he competed in the 4 x 400m heat at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, Korea where the team finished 6th in their heat in a time of 2:59.70. He again placed 2nd at the 2012 Australian Championships to confirm his spot on the team. He ran a PB of 44.86 over the 400m in Sydney in early 2010.

Sport

Years on national team

4

Coach

Lyn Foreman (2006 - current)

Primary Training Base

Perth, WA

Club

Mandurah/Rockingham Athletics Club (WA, Australia)

Institute/Academy

WA Institute of Sport

Education

Primary

Maranatha Christian College (WA, Australia)

Secondary

Warnbro Senior High School (WA, Australia)


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