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Olympic Information


Recent Performances

  • 10th (half marathon) - 2012 New York City Half Marathon (New York, USA)
  • 11th (marathon) - 2011 Amsterdam Marathon (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • 2nd (14km road) - 2011 City To Surf (Sydney, Australia)
  • 2nd (marathon) - 2010 Commonwealth Games (Delhi, India)
  • 10th (marathon) - 2010 London Marathon (London, United Kingdom)

Career Highlights

  • Wining the silver medal at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games in the marathon
  • Running a personal best of 2:11.38 in the Amsterdam marathon to secure selection for the London Olympic Games
  • Placing 16th at the World Half Marathon Championship at Rio de Janeiro in 2008

Interesting Facts

  • Michael Shelley produced a surprise silver medal performance in the heat of Delhi at the Commonwealth Games in 2010. He finished strongly and picked off his more fancied competitors in only his second marathon. He dedicated his medal to his parents and his coach Dick Telford.
  • In 2011, Shelley finished 10th in the London marathon (2:11.38) and then 11th in the Amsterdam marathon in a personal best 2:11.23.
  • Shelley lives with his parents on the Gold Coast. They convinced him to not give up his running career in 2008 when he was considering stepping away from the sport.
  • Shelley went to Helensvale High School which is the same school as Sally Pearson on the Gold Coast.
  • He competed at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica in the steeplechase.



Dick Telford (2002 - current)

Primary Training Base

Gold Coast, Australia


Gold Coast Victory (QLD, Australia)


Queensland Academy of Sport, Brisbane



Pimpama State School (QLD, Australia)


Helensvale State High School (QLD, Australia)


Bachelor Of Business Griffith University (2007- )

Athletics Team

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