Events: 3000m Steeplechase, 1500m, 5000m
Coach: Nic Bideau
Training Group: Melbourne Track Club
Team: Team Nike
Sports Manager: Nic Bideau
College: University of Florida
Bachelor: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Main Residence: Melbourne, Victoria. Australia
Additional Living Locations: California, USA / Teddington, UK.
“Genevieve LaCaze is a 2x Olympic finalist, and Australian record holder. Hailing from the Gold Coast, this proud Australian travels around the world in pursuit of winning races and breaking records.
Genevieve shows her fans that if you’re going to be good, you may as well look good doing it. At times, being a professional runner can be an ugly sport – endless hill reps, lung bursting track sessions – but Genevieve manages to do it all while making the life of an athlete look glamorous.
This in turn has provided Genevieve with a large following as an ambassador for the hardworking Australian woman. 2016 was a breakout year for Genevieve, making the Olympic finals in both the 5000m and the 3000m steeplechase, while breaking the Australian record in the latter event. This means that Genevieve is the fastest Australian in history. That might be enough for some, but over the next Olympic cycle Genevieve is aiming to raise the bar even further by bringing home medals and inspiring women all over Australia.
Bring in Tokyo 2020!