Craig Mottram Craig Mottram

Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 13th (5000m)
  • 2004 Athens - 8th (5000m)
  • 2000 Sydney - 17th (5000m)

Recent Performances

  • 15th (1500m) - New York Grand Prix (New York, USA)
  • 14th (5000m) - 2012 Prefontaine Classic (Eugene, USA)
  • 11th (3000m) - 2012 World Indoor Championships (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • 1st (5000m) - Melbourne Track Classic (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 6th (1500m) - Sydney Track Classic (Sydney, Australia)
  • 13th heat (5000m) - 2011 World Championships (Daegu, Korea)

Career Highlights

  • Double World Cup Champion 3000m (2002 and 2006), and competing at Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.
  • World Championship 5000m bronze medal in 2005.
  • Competing at four consecutive Olympic Games

Interesting Facts

  • London 2012 will be Craig Mottram's fourth consecutive Olympics contesting the 5000m. His best Olympic result was at Athens 2004 when he finished eighth. Mottram is the Australian Record Holder over 5000m setting the record of 12:55.76 two weeks out from the Athens Olympics.
  • Mottram won bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland in the 5,000m and silver at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. He won the World Cup 3000m in 2002 and 2006.
  • After the Beijing Olympics, Mottram spent the best part of two years recovering from career threatening achilles problems. Missing the 2009 World Championships, he returned to competition but missed selection for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games.
  • Mottram ran two A qualifying performances to secure selection for London 2012 - in Birmingham in July 2011 (13:11.51) and to win the National Championships in Melbourne in March 2012 (13:18.58).
  • Mottram has held the Australian record over 1500m, 2000m, 3000m and 5000m. Ron Clarke dubbed Mottram as Australia's greatest ever distance runner.


Years on national team



Chris Wardlaw
Self Coached

Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Falls Creek, Australia


Deakin Athletics Club (VIC, Australia)


Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne



Cranbourne South Primary (VIC, Australia)


Geelong Grammar School (VIC, Australia)


Public Relations (Marketing) - Deakin University (2000 - 2008)

Athletics Team

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