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    Written by Administrator   
    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 02:22

    JEFFREY HUNT


    Jeff Hunt winning 2010 Gold Coast Half MarathonDOB:
    24/07/1982

    Birthplace/Residence: Fairfield, NSW/Randwick, NSW
    Height: 1.72 m 
    Weight: 58 kg 
    Occupation: Computer Engineer
    Coach: Ken Green
    Personal website: www.jeffreyhunt.com.au

    Personal bests:
    3000m              8:01.94
    5000m              14:04.11
    10000m            28:19.39
    3000m steeple   8:41.37
    Half marathon    1:02:44
    Marathon           2:11:00 (NSW State Record, 11th fastest Australian All-Time)

     

    Australian Championships:

    3000m Steeplechase   50000m   10000m   Cross Country
    2001 - 1st (U20)   2006 - 10th   2008 - 4th   2001 - 5th (U20)
    2002 - 4th   2009 - 13th   2009 - 11th   2002 - 15th (4th U23)
    2003 - 4th   2010 - 4th   2010 - 4th   2003 - 22nd
    2004 - 9th           2004 - 6th (2nd U23)
    2005 - 4th           2005 - 10th
    2006 - 5th           2006 - 11th
    2008 - 6th           2007 - 1st
                2008 - 2nd
                2009 - 2nd
                2010 - 3rd

    International Competitions:
    5000m - Chiba Ekiden, Japan - 6th 14.38
    Half Marathon - World Championships, Birmingham, UK - 43rd 64:16
    Marathon - Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon, JAPAN - 3rd 2:11:00 (Australian Debut Record, NSW Record, 11th Fastest Australian All-Time)

    Interesting facts:
    Originally I was a soccer and cricket player, playing those sports until I was about 16, after which I turned my attention to athletics. I had a few successes in the junior ranks, including an Australian Junior 3km Steeplechase.
    I didn't start to run really well until I met Ken in 2002 and came under his guidance, training with people like Kim Gillard, Nick Cope, Dave Evans, Simon Rintel and Blair Martin. His squad of "old boys" really pulled me along and helped me to rapidly improve. We have a tight-knit squad which can be attributed to the strong results I, and they, have achieved over the years. Outside of athletics, I enjoy playing some backyard cricket and soccer. Bodyboarding is also another passion of mine, though I'm only average at it.
    I also work as a SOE Engineer in Information Technology. Computers are pretty much second nature to me, and are what dictates my career.

     
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