CORRIGAN Lisa < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 02 Dec 1984 in Blacktown, AUS
Height1.66 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Student
Languages English
Higher education Physical Education - University of Canberra: Canberra, ACT, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began the sport when she ran cross-country in primary school in 1995.
Club / Team Asics West Track and Field Club:
Name of coach Dick Telford
General Interest
Nicknames Ruby. (Athletics Australia 14/02/06)
Hobbies Touch football, travelling and spending time with her family. (Athlete 22/07/08)
Memorable sporting achievement Breaking the Australian mile record, running in the Commonwealth Games and being selected in a World Championships team. (City News 01/08/07)
Most influential person in career Herself, her coach, family and friends. (City News 01/08/07)
Injuries Was affected by illness at the 2007 Grand Prix meet in Lausanne in July 2007. (Sydney Morning Herald 07/08/07)
Sporting philosophy / motto ""What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." (Athlete 22/07/08)
Awards and honours Received the Minister's Sports Award and Western Area Sportsperson of the Year Award in 1999. (Athletics Australia 07/08/07)
Other sports She has represented the western region of New South Wales in netball, swimming and touch football. (Athletics Australia 14/02/06)
Ambitions To race consistently well. (City News 01/08/07)
Other information MAJOR IMPROVEMENT
In the Summer of 2004 she made major inroads into her personal best times. She improved her 1500m time by ten seconds, from four minutes twenty seconds, to four minutes ten seconds in that one season. By mid-2005 she had set her personal best time at 4:10.69. (Athletics Australia 14/02/06)

Has spoken openly about overcoming an eating disorder on her way to becoming an elite athlete. She confessed she was on the verge of anorexia in 2006 when her weight dropped to 43kg. (IAAF 10/03/07))