“CHASING GOALS IS LIKE BUILDING A FIRE, EVERY DAY YOU ADD MORE KINDLE. TILL ONE DAY YOU LIGHT THE MATCH. DREAM BIG AND BOLD, MAKE LIFE AN INFERNO”

My name is Jana, I am an athlete, mum, author, speaker and future doctor. Whilst the majority of my career was spent racing around the world and jumping over hurdles there is so much more to my story.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Finalist 400m World Youth Championships

1999

Gold 400mH World Youth Championships

1999

Finalist 4×400 World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Gold 400m World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Gold 400mH World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Olympic Games 400mH

2000

Gold 4x400m Relay Commonwealth Games

2002 – Manchester

Finalist 400m World Youth Championships

1999

Gold 400mH World Youth Championships

1999

Finalist 4×400 World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Gold 400m World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Gold 400mH World Junior Championships

2000 – Chile

Olympic Games 400mH

2000

Gold 4x400m Relay Commonwealth Games

2002 – Manchester

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Jana Pittman has represented her country at three Olympic Games, and is the first Australian woman to compete in both a summer and winter Olympics. A two-time World Champion and four-time Commonwealth Champion in the 400m hurdles, she is recognised as one of Australia’s greatest female athletes. But there’s so much more to Jana than her sporting achievements. Hers is a life fully lived.

PERSONAL DETAILS


Name:
Jana Pittman
Born:

November 9th 1982
Height:
181 cm ( 5ft 11 in)
Weight:
72kg
Resides:
Hills District NSW
High School:
Mt St Benedict College and Girraween High School

PERSONAL
BESTS

400m Hurdles:

53.19

400m:

50.43

200m:

23.41

100m:

11.53

CORPORATE SPEAKING

Jana Pittman’s story is a roller coaster of triumph, defeat, failure and success. She will take you on a journey through the peaks and troughs that helped shape her career and build her into who she is today.

Two times World Champion, Four times Commonwealth Champion, in the sport of athletics, Jana Pittman personifies resilience and determination. When continued injuries hampered her athletic career could have signalled retirement, she swapped the track for the ice. Jana joined the Australian Women’s bobsleigh team, to become the first women to represent Australia in both a Summer and Winter Olympic games.