Weightman ready for Rio

VIS scholarship holder Lisa Weightman cemented her place in the Australian team with the Australian Olympic Committee confirming her selection in the marathon for Rio 2016.

Weightman, who is ranked fifth on the Australian All-time list for the marathon, will attend her third Olympic Games in August this year.

Weightman was referred to as the ‘super-mum’ of the running community after finishing second at the Houston Marathon this January, only 13 months after the birth of her son, Peter.

“Rio to me, is about family sacrifice, team work and persistence. I recently had a charming little boy and I am so glad he will get to see me run on TV in the green and gold - I want to make him proud of his mum!” Weightman said.

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