At 25 years of age Oliver Hoare etched his name in the history books as the new Herb Elliott, when he won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m, one of the greatest races in Australia’s running history, at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. 

He made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games finishing 11th in the final of the men’s 1500m after running one of his best ever times of 3:34.35 in the semifinal.  

Oliver is the Australian indoor 1500-metre record holder, having set a time of 3:32.35 in February 2021, which was also the seventh fastest all-time 1500m. 

He studied and was part of the track team for the University of Wisconsin in America through his college years and is now a professional athlete.