Izzi Batt-Doyle - Middle Distance Running

Izzi started running when she was 9 years old following her older sister out to Little Athletics in Adelaide. First representing South Australia in the 10 year old girl’s cross country national championships, she continued to represent her state in cross country and track during her school years. After graduating she took up a scholarship in America to compete in the collegiate system there while earning her honours degree in Psychology. She battled a number of injuries during this time but always persevered through difficult times due to her continued love of running and big dreams that she wanted to achieve. Upon returning to Australia from college, Izzi went on to have a breakout season in 2020, breaking the state records for 3,000m and 5,000m and qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in the 5,000m. Alongside her own running, she has a running coaching business called RunAsOne. As a coach she wants to help others to share the benefits that running can provide and educate runners on positive strategies to assist them in their running and everyday life. She is a big believer that running and exercise can have a huge impact on an individual’s happiness and well-being and hopes to be a positive role model to younger runners in the sport to continue to work towards their dreams!

The best thing about being a SASI Athlete 

Having access to support services to stay healthy and be the best athlete possible.

My favourite food to fuel me as an Athlete 

Sweet potatoes

My favourite movie

Harry Potter

My favourite colours 

Purple (colour of the University of Washington!)

My sporting hero and why

Sinead Diver, never gave up on her dreams, Mum of 2 and came 10th at Olympics at 44 years old.

My favourite possession   

My COROS running watch!

The sporting activity I most like performing   


If I wasn’t doing my current sport I would like to be

Practicing as a psychologist.              

The most important things in life

My family, my health, my watch and my running shoes!                                                                          .

My Ambassador Activity tip

Do one small thing everyday to improve in whatever area you are seeking improvement, over many days, months, years this will add up!

My favourite way to keep active 


The sport I like watching the most 


What sporting success looks like 

Having the power to inspire others to chase their dreams.

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