Jessica ‘Jess’ Hull is an incredibly talented middle-distance runner who has represented Australia at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Diamond League series.
Originally, hailing from the Illawarra suburb of Albion Park in New South Wales, she began her journey to stardom at the Albion Park Little Athletics Centre.
Jess spent four years at the University of Oregon on an athlete scholarship and in that time earned seven All-American honours and was a four-time NCAA Champion.
In 2019, she joined Pete Julian’s professional running group, signed a global long-term deal with Nike and attended her first World Championships in Doha, where she narrowly missed the final.
The following year, Jess set two Australian nation records in the 1500m and 5000m races in Boston and Monaco respectively while also qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.
At the Games, she reached the final of the 1500m event after setting an Australian record time of 3.58.81 in the semi-final while also representing Australia at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Jess’s domestic summer to kick off her 2023 campaign was incredible, winning Bronze in the Mixed Relay at the 2023 Bathurst World Cross Country Championships, before winning the National 1500m, 3000m and 5000m titles, with the 3000m in a National record of 8:31.81.
She took her fantastic form overseas, breaking the National 1500m record in Florence, running 3:57.29. Jess also twice broke the National Mile record, initially in Oslo, then in Monaco with a blistering time of 4:15.34.