One of Australia’s most exciting middle distance runners, Abbey Caldwell, has become the latest member of the sub-2-minute club, clocking 1:59.31 at the Monaco Diamond League women’s 800m. In a fast race (won in 1:56.98), Caldwell hung back before unleashing her trademark kick, passing Australian Linden Hall to finish 5th. Hall finished 7th in 2:00.44.

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Caldwell, the Australian 1500m champion, fresh off winning her first global championship medal with her bronze in the Commonwealth games 1500m, just keeps kicking goals. She has hardly put a foot wrong this year. The time moves Abbey to number 5 on the Australian all-time list.

Australian all-time women’s 800m list as of 6pm Sydney time August 12th 2022

  1. Catriona Bisset: 1:58.09.
  2. Charlene (Neighbour) Rendina: 1.59.0h
  3. Tamsyn Lewis: 1.59.21
  4. Linden Hall: 1:59.22
  5. Abbey Caldwell: 1:59.31
  6. Margaret (Leaney) Crowley: 1.59.73
  7. Madeleine Pape: 1.59.92
  8. Judy (Amoore) Pollock: 1.59.93
  9. Morgan Mitchell: 2:00.06
  10. Georgia Griffith: 2.00.13