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Catriona Bisset (born March 1, 1994) is an Australian middle-distance runner who holds the 800m national record.

NameCatriona Bisset
Date of BirthMarch 1, 1994
NationalityAustralian
Profession/OccupationAthlete
EducationUniversity of Melbourne
Net worth$3 million

Catriona Bisset Background

Bisset, who was born in Newcastle and reared in Canberra, began participating in Little Athletics at the age of six.

Catriona Bisset Career

She showed promise as a teenager, but she took a break from competition for a few years to focus on her mental health.

She began training with University of Sydney head coach Dean Gleeson during her undergraduate studies at the University of New South Wales. In 2016, she returned to racing.

Bisset went from Sydney to Melbourne the next year, where Gleeson introduced her to Peter Fortune, who is best known as the coach of 400m runner Cathy Freeman.

Bisset became well-known across the country in 2019. She won the 800m at the Australian Track & Field Championships in 2:00.48 after improving her personal best throughout the domestic season.

She ran 1:59.78 at the UniSport National Championships a week later to become the first Australian woman to break the two-minute barrier in a decade.

Bisset was named to her first national team in May, and will compete in the 2019 World Relays for Australia. In the first-ever mixed 2 2 400m, she and Josh Ralph finished second.

Bisset won the 800m at both the Oceania Championships and the Summer Universiade in 2019.

Bisset debuted in the Diamond League in the London Grand Prix in July, finishing second to Lynsey Sharp.

Bisset’s performance of 1:58.78 set a new Australian record, shattering Charlene Rendina’s 43-year-old mark and qualifying her for the Tokyo Olympics.

She competed in the 2019 World Championships two months later, but was hampered by injury and did not go past the heats.

Due to COVID-19, Bisset did not compete internationally in 2020. However, she was able to continue aerobic exercise and fully heal from her injury as a result of this.

She had a strong domestic season in 2021, winning the Queensland Track Classic in March with a second Olympic qualifying time of 1:59.12.

She also successfully defended her national 800m championship, ensuring her spot on the Australian Olympic team.

In June, Bisset returned to the European circuit and set a new national record with a speed of 1:58.09 at the Janusz Kusociski Memorial (which broke the Oceanian record set by Toni Hodgkinson in 1996).

Bisset ran 2:01.65 in the women’s 800m heats at the Tokyo Olympics, just missing qualifying.

In September, she competed in her first Diamond League final, finishing 7th in 1:59.66 at Weltklasse Z├╝rich.

Catriona Bisset Education

Bisset is pursuing a postgraduate degree in architecture at the University of Melbourne, as well as a diploma in Chinese language. Her mother was born in the Chinese city of Nanjing.

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