Further Personal Information
||Husband Jared Tallent
||Adelaide, SA, AUS
||Coach, Public Servant
||Physical Education - University of Canberra: Australia
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up the sport at age 14. She had originally been a middle distance runner.
|Why this sport?
||Initially a middle distance runner, she took up race walking at age 14 after filling in for her club in the final of an interclub competition. She then continued to compete in junior competition until taking a two-year break in 2000. After trying other sports, including football, she returned to race walking in the middle of 2001.
|Club / Team
||Enfield Harriers Athletics Club: Adelaide, SA, AUS
|Name of coach
||Her husband is her training partner. She also coaches him.
||Bear, Woodsy, Tiger (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, winning a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, finishing in the top 20 at the 2010 World Cup in Chihuahua, Mexico. (olympics.com.au, 26 Jun 2012)
||In 2002 she suffered from an oesophageal ulcer which affected her performance and in 2002 she suffered from tendonitis in her foot. (timerickson.geo, 03 Jun 2008)
||Her husband Jared Tallent is also a race walker. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (skynews.com.au, 15 Aug 2013; athletics.com.au, 27 Aug 2010)
In 2013 she retired from competition to coach her husband Jared, who also is an Australian race walker. The couple moved from Canberra to Adelaide, where she grew up. She said the decision was based on family, but that she would not totally close the door on making a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (adelaidenow.com.au, 12 Mar 2013)