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In an attempt to assess the ideal age for 800m runners, Runner’s Tribe took a look at the 30 fastest male 800m runners in Australian history. Their respective ages were compared.

Facts

  • Average Age: 23 (note this is the same as our international comparison – (Click Here)
  • Median Age: 23 (note this is the same as our international comparison – (Click Here)
  • Youngest man to make the top 25 list: Paul Byrne at 19 years (and 6 months) of age.
  • Oldest man to make the top 25 list: James Gurr at 32 years of age.

Post updated 1:45pm Monday 3rd April

Rank Time Athlete D.O.B Date of P.B AGE at P.B
1 1.44.40 Alex Rowe 8/07/92 18/07/2014 22
2 1.44.40A Ralph Doubell 11/02/45 15/10/1968 23
3 1.44.48 Jeff Riseley 11/11/86 17/07/2012 25
1.44.78 Peter Bourke 23/04/58 20/03/1982 23
5 1.45.03 Brendan Hanigan 19/03/73 26/07/1994 21
6 1:45.16 Luke Matthews 21/06/1995 05/03/2016 20
7 1.45.21 Grant Cremer 9/06/78 27/08/1999 21
8 1.45.36 Bill Hooker 31/03/49 14/07/1973 24
9 1.45.38 Simon Doyle 9/11/66 15/09/1991 24
10 1.45.41 Peter Bol 22/02/1994 24/07/2016 22
11 1.45.57 Kris McCarthy 15/10/79 02/03/2000 20
12 1.45.66 Lachlan Renshaw 2/04/87 03/03/2011 23
13 1.45.6e John Higham 25/10/51 20/03/1977 25
14 1.45.6h Paul Gilbert 29/12/60 22/03/1984 23
15 1.45.70 Barry Acres 19/07/65 26/01/1988 22
16 1.45.74 Mike Hillardt 22/01/61 19/03/1983 22
17 1.45.74 Pat Scammell 15/04/61 16/07/1984 23
18 1.45.79 Joshua Ralph 27/10/91 01/08/2015 23
19 1.45.91 Paul Byrne 29/01/76 28/07/1995 19
20 1.46.04 Ryan Gregson 26/04/90 04/03/2010 19
21 1.46.09 James Gurr 20/12/83 05/03/2016 32
22 1.46.26 Ian Gaudry 20/03/64 17/03/1988 24
23 1.46.3e Peter Watson 30/05/47 20/01/1974 26
24 1.46.42 Brett Crew 17/10/62 13/10/1982 20
25 1.46.45 Martin Byron 6/06/69 15/01/2000 30
26 1.46.51 Joseph Ischia 23/02/74 28/02/1998 24
27 1.46.54 Dean Kenneally 8/03/67 13/06/1992 25
28 1.46.5h Graeme Rootham 7/03/48 26/03/1972 24
29 1.46.66 Tristan Garrett 15/04/88 04/03/2010 21
30 1.46.69 Heath Fitzpatrick 17/08/75 14/03/1996 20
31 1.46.6h Mike Willis 23/04/55 15/01/1981 25

 

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