|Lauren Wells Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10½ in|
|Date of Birth||August 3, 1988|
Lauren Wells is a Canberra-born determined and fierce athlete who loves every challenge in the 400-meter hurdles. She enjoys the ultimate test of speed, strength, and endurance which the technical aspect of this game provides. From being a part of the Australian National Athletic Team to Commonwealth Games, World Cup, and World Juniors, she has savored it all. As an inspiring pre-school teacher for young girls who want to venture into the world of athletics, she surely has carved a niche for herself.
Lauren Boden Wells
Lauren Wells studied at Kaleen Primary School. Later, she attended the Lyneham High School and Daramalan College in Canberra. After that, she went to receive a B.Sc. degree in Psychology with a major in sports science from the University of Canberra.
- Father – Neil Boden
- Mother – Kerry Boden
- Siblings – Steven Boden (Brother)
Lauren Wells is managed by Matt Beckenham, Founder of MattyB DEPT, Canberra, Australia.
- 400-meter hurdles
- 400 meters
- Long jump
5 ft 10½ in or 179 cm
66 kg or 145.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Lauren Wells has dated –
- Heath Wells (2013-Present) – On November 9, 2013, Lauren married her boyfriend, former member of the world championships Australian softball team, Heath Wells. Heath’s sister, Meredith, was the one who introduced them and during the 2012 London Olympic Games, Heath proposed to Lauren. They tied the knot in front of 90 special guests at the House of Reps Rose Garden at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The couple seems to be cruising on smoothly with their marriage life.
Race / Ethnicity
Dark Brown (Natural)
- Dimpled smile
- High cheekbones
- Toned body
Lauren Wells has endorsed –
- Nike Australia
- Ausport SuperStore
- Jamberry Nails
- Berlei Australia
- Bridge Climb Australia
- Light Feet AU
- Cadbury Australia
Best Known For
- Being the youngest Australian National 400m Hurdles Champion which, in total, she has won more than 9 times
- Representing Australia at various events like World University Games, Commonwealth Games (2006 and 2010), and Summer Olympics (2012 and 2016)
Lauren Wells trains with her fellow athletes at the MattyB DEPT either on the track or at the gym working on building her strength, endurance, and speed. While preparing for a championship, she trains 25-28 hours per week (Sunday being a rest day), otherwise, it’s 10-15 hours of training per week.
She also trains with her training partner Melissa Breenis. One of her favorite training exercises is the hip thrust.
As for her diet, she does not follow any specific diet but eats everything in moderation of which majority are the healthy food items that help her to train harder at the optimal levels.
Lauren Wells Favorite Things
- Overseas Destination – Lucerne, Switzerland
- Entrée – Pork belly with mango salad
- Main – Roast lamb and vegetables
- Dessert – Cookies and cream cheesecake
Source – Athletics.com
Lauren Wells Facts
- In 2002, she began working with coach Matt Beckenham.
- She began competing at the age of 5.
- In her earlier days, she competed for the North Canberra /Gungahlin athletics club.
- She wears number 81 while representing the Australian National Athletic Team.
- In 2004, Lauren was declared ACT Sports Star of the Year (Junior Athlete).
- If she were an animal, she would be a lion.
- Lauren would want Anne Hathaway to portray her if a movie is ever made on her life.
- The athlete that inspires her the most is Jana Pittman.
- Her hobbies include making handmade cards, shopping, reading, and relaxing at home with her husband and 2 dogs.
- If she were not an athlete, she would have been a pre-school teacher.
- In 2012, she had to get 7 stitches over her left eye after she injured herself while playing indoor roller hockey.
- She would like to be remembered as “a nationally and internationally successful athlete, who achieved her athletic potential and led through her performances both on the track and amongst team members off the track”.
- She supports charities like the RSPCA Act and Go Fund Me.
- She has two Labradoodles, Honey and Pepper.
- As of 2018, she was working at the Giralang Primary School. Earlier, she has worked at the Canberra Primary School, a before and after school care.
- She did her first ever practical teaching in Chapman Primary School.
- She reached the semifinals during her first senior World Championships in 2011 at Daegu.
- She describes herself as a motivated, selfless, and happy person.
- Visit her official website @ laurenwells.com.au.
- Follow Lauren Wells on Twitter.
Featured Image by Lauren Wells / Twitter