Lisa has been Australia’s fastest female marathon runner since 2009. She made her Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, finishing 33rd in a time of 2:34:16. She bettered her PB (2:30) at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 finishing 18th and in 2010 she excelled in difficult conditions at the Delhi Commonwealth Games to win bronze.
After 16th place at the London Olympics in 2012 Lisa went on to better her personal best at one of her fondest memories where she came home strong to win and achieve a course record at the Melbourne Marathon (2:26:05). When she crossed the finish line her nephew Thomas was right there to provide a huge hug. It was a moment to cherish. That Christmas Lisa broke her sacrum on Boxing Day, but a blessing it was as a year later Pete arrived!
In her first marathon since giving birth to Pete, Lisa won silver at the 2016 Houston Marathon (2:27.53), with this run securing her spot on the Rio Olympic team where she gave it everything to finish the event whilst battling a sinus infection.
Putting the disappointment behind her Lisa produced career best form to place 5th at the 2017 London Marathon in a new personal best of 2:25:15 and a recent 6th place in Chicago. She is now ranked 3rd Australian all time behind Benita Willis and Lisa Ondieki.
Living in Melbourne, she is a Business Consultant and Program Manager at IBM. Lisa is the Mum of toddler Peter Richard McArthur, named after both his Grandpas and coach Richard Telford. Lisa’s dad Peter Weightman is an ex-Fitzroy footballer while her cousin Dale Weightman is an ex-Richmond footballer.
Lisa’s next campaign is the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 2018.
5,000m 15:51 (2009)
10,000m 32:12 (2013)
Half Marathon 69:00 (2009, Gold Coast Half Marathon Course Record)
– Gold Coast 10km and Half Marathon
– Melbourne Marathon
– Hobart Run The Bridge
– Sydney Harbour 10km