Abbey Caldwell, one of Australia’s most exciting young athletes, has broken Linden Hall’s  Australian 1000m record in Bern, Switzerland.  Racing at the Citius Meeting, Abbey took the line victory and posted a nice confidence boosting run, just two weeks out from the Budapest World Champs.

Abbey stopped the clock at 2:34.63. Hall’s old mark was 2:35.90.

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The race was stacked with Australians, with linden Hall finishing 2nd in a new PB time (2:35.12), and Carley Thomas 3rd (in a new PB of 2:37.42). Of note, Irish/Australian Sophie O’Sullivan was 4th. Results below.

Women’s 1000m Cities Meet, Bern Switzerland, August 4 2023.

1. Abbey CALDWELL AUS 2:34.63
2. Linden HALL AUS 2:35.12
3. Revee WALCOTT-NOLAN GBR 2:36.67
4. Sophie O’SULLIVAN IRL 2:37.08
5. Carley THOMAS AUS 2:37.42
6. Sarah MCDONALD GBR 2:37.46
7. Gabriela GAJANOVÁ SVK 2:38.64
8. Rachel PELLAUD SUI 2:41.56
9. Bregje SLOOT NED 2:42.01
10. Lovisa LINDH SWE 2:48.85


The Australian record books continue to be rewritten, the new Australian women’s 1000m top-10 list is below.

Australian Women Australian All-Time Rankings List 1000m (as of August 5, 2023)

  1. Abbey Caldwell: 2:34.63
  2. Linden Hall: 2:35.12
  3. Claudia Hollingsworth: 2:36.72
  4. Carley Thomas: 2:37.42
  5. Brittany McGowan: 2:37.80
  6. Zoe Buckman: 2:37.85
  7. Catriona Bisset: 2:38.42
  8. Keely Small: 2:38.46
  9. Judy Pollock: 2:38.8
  10. Susie Power: 2:39.4


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