New Zealand’s fastest woman, Zoe Hobbs is among an exciting new generation of sprint talent to emerge in New Zealand athletics over the past couple of seasons.
Hobbs enjoyed a breakthrough 2018-19 season, twice lowering the New Zealand resident’s record in the 100m - a mark that had previously stood for 25 years, and winning the Oceania crown, to put herself in the frame for the Tokyo Olympics.
The outgoing Hobbs was also a member of the impressive New Zealand quartet that won bronze in the 4x100m relay at the World University Games in Italy in 2019.
The Nga Ruahine athlete, who hails from Stratford, credits her speed to her super competitive nature, and her determination to run faster than the boys when she was growing up.
Off the track, Hobbs is studying for a Bachelor of Science in human nutrition at Massey University and is passionate about health and wellbeing.
Oceania Athletics Championships - Townsville
Universiade Naples - Bronze
100m Women's New Zealand Residence Record (11.37 seconds)