Russel Alexander Taib
"My ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics. I truly believe I can make this dream a reality with support, hard work, and a truly determined mind-set, to make the most of what I can be"
Russel Taib was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. At the age of 3, the family and I moved to Hobart, Tasmania. My ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics. I truly believe I can make this dream a reality with support, hard work, and a truly determined mind-set, to make the most of what I can be.
“One of my biggest inspirations to succeed and do well in my future in all aspects of life is my family, no matter what we have gone through, I have always had their full support and continue to do so in good and bad times, and they will always have mine.
Partners and Supporters
No athlete can succeed, without a good support network around them. For the successes past, present and future a heartfelt thank you to all who have played a part in helping me. We are actively looking for opportunities to generate support for Russ’s athletics career. If you have any interest please feel free to contact us.
- Born April 1998
- Born in Malaysia, to Malaysian/English parents
- Living in Brisbane, Australia
- Represented Malaysia at the 1st Youth Asian Games
- And the Youth Commonwealth Games
- Won bronze medal in the 400m Youth Asian Games
- 8-time Australian Junior Champion
- Gold medalist in the 100m
- Gold medalist in the 200m
- Gold medalist in the 400m
- Gold medalist in the 4x100m relay
- The 4th Malaysian to run sub-21s in 200m
- Malaysian National Record holder 200m
World youth qualifying time 47.57 sec
PB 20.77 sec (NR)
PB 10.42 sec
January 7 – January 21 2024 Location: Playa de Las America, South Tenerife, Spain Athletics Venue: Antonia Dominguez Stadium Amidst the excitement of an Olympic year, Russel is currently starting off the New Year 2024 on a two week warm weather training camp in Tenerife, Spain with his training squad. Training with 3 of the Read more about Warm weather training camp in Tenerife[…]
The 19th edition of the Asian games, originally scheduled for 2022, was postponed to this year and became a major targeted event for Russel at the end of the UK /EU outdoor season, running from 23rd September to 8th October 2023. With a 20.97 SB Russel was selected to contest the men’s 200m event starting Read more about The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou China[…]
20TH AUGUST 2023 Lee Valley Athletics Centre – 61 Meridian Way, London N9 0AR Another week of training and working for Russel Taib was rounded off with a Sunday competition in the 200m BFTTA open in London to continue with another 200m competitive run out in the build-up to a forthcoming trip back to Malaysia Read more about BE FIT TODAY TRACK ACADEMY OPEN MEET[…]
NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES TRACK OPEN 13TH AUGUST 2023 The London Marathon Community Track (LMCT) Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST It was back once again for Russel Taib to the NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES TRACK OPEN summer series event for the second time this year to compete in the 200m. The London Marathon Read more about London Calling: A return to a “Summer Series” 200m race at LMCT[…]
BFTTA Open Lee Valley | 29 Jul 2023 A good chance for Russel to get a run through of both the 100m & 200m on the same day was on offer for this London competition. BFTTA being renowned as popular meets with good organisation, seeding, and race opportunity for all levels, and always a good Read more about BFTTA OUTDOOR SERIES 4 29th JULY 2023 LEE VALLEY[…]
34° MEETING ARCOBALENO ATLETICAEUROPA ITALY 19 July 2023 Meeting Arcobaleno AtleticaEuropa, Celle Ligure (ITA) Centro Sportivo Giuseppe Olmo “Pino Ferro” Località Natta I – 17015 Celle Ligure Russel’s first and last European visit was a while back, July 2019, for the Summer Universiade in Napoli Italy and whilst a third party’s administration error denied the Read more about Competition extends to Europe[…]
UOB T&F Series – 12 July 2023 UBSportAthletic BUAC University of Birmingham Track and Field Series VENUE: BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS TRACK, BIRMINGHAM The University of Birmingham Track and Field Series returned for 2023 with more energy and atmosphere than ever before promised from the organisers! Russel joined in for the return of their Wednesday Open Series Read more about First UK outdoor 200m competition for Russel of 2023[…]
NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLES TRACK OPEN 30TH JUNE 2023 There were the usual fast sprint times at this London meeting expected with some heavyweight sprinters in attendance with GB’s Zharnel Hughes, C.J. Ujah, and Reece Prescod on the registered race lists. GB’s Reece Prescod withdrew last minute to take up the late invite to attend Read more about UK Outdoor season kicks off for Russel Taib[…]
83rd Singapore Open Track and Field Championships 2023 26 – 28 April 2023 Venue: Singapore Sportshub The start of the outdoor season for athlete Russel Taib was a fast track straight to international competition and a chance, after a long pre-season post last year’s Commonwealth Games, to don Malaysia’s colours again, and run this year’s Read more about Outdoor Season kicks off with an international meet in Singapore[…]
BFTTA LEE VALLEY INDOOR OPEN MEET 12th MARCH 2023 VENUE Lee Valley Athletics Centre – 61 Meridian Way, London N9 0AR www.facebook.com/LeeValleyAthleticsCentre With perhaps unusual snow in March for much of the UK it was just as well the first outing for competition for Russel Taib for 2023 was an indoor venue to negate the Read more about First competition for 2023[…]