Although Jessica took up competitive running just four years ago, she is already building an impressive collection of achievements. In 2012 Jess ran her first marathon in Nagoya (Japan) in just 2:31:02 and after several anxious weeks qualified for the London Olympic Games. In just her second marathon she competed against the world’s best and finished an impressive 39th.
The following year, Jess finished 11th at the Moscow World Championships – the best performance ever by an Australian in the marathon. Then in 2014, Jess claimed the bronze medal in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Jess has been involved with Little Heroes Foundation since 2012.