Georgie won her first national title (U14) at the age of 11. Travelled on her first Australian team to run the 1500m at the 1998 World Junior Championships where she was the youngest competitor at the championships (14yrs). The 1999 World Youth champion over 800m was on fire during the Grand Prix Series and Australian Championships of 2000 with personal best performances over both 800m and 1500m. On the 30th Janurary 2001, she ran a 4:06.77 to win the 1500m at the Hobart Grand Prix, the fastest time ever recorded on Australian soil.
She was a member of the Australian 4 x 1500m team to set a new world best at the June 2000 British Milers Club Record Breakers Meeting. Georgie was Australia's second youngest ever track and field athlete at an Olympic Games after being selected to contest the 1500m. A week prior to the Sydney Games Georgie broke the Under 18 800m record for the second time in eight months at a pre-Olympics meet in Queensland (2.01.73). She finished tenth in the 1500m semi-finals at the Olympics.
The next month (October), Georgie claimed two medals at the 2000 World Juniors (Santiago). Solid performances during the 2000/2001 summer season were rewarded with selection in the Australian team for the World Junior Cross Country (Ostend) and World Indoor Championships (Lisbon). In just 6 months, 16 year old Georgie had competed in four major championships. Georgie continued on her international campaign winning the World Youth Championship 1500m title in July 2001, then competing at the World Championships (August, Edmonton), Goodwill Games and the IAAF Grand Prix Final in September.
Still aged only 17, she won her second National 1500m title in April 2002, earning selection in the CG team and her third World Junior team. In June Georgie split with Bruce Scriven, who had guided her since 1995, aged 11-years.
At the 2002 World Junior Championships in Jamaica, Georgie was ranked number one going into the 1500m. Unfortunately, Clarke's preparation was severly hampered by an inflamed bursa in her knee that ultimately led to her placing ninth in her heat. She withdrew from the CG team. Injury again prevented Georgie from competing domestically in 2003 and seeking selection in the team for the 2003 World Championships. She returned to racing in mid-2003, placed 2nd in the National XC in August and in December won Zatopek in seasonal best time of 4:13.57.
At the 2004 Nationals/Olympic trials Georgie placed 2nd in the 1500m, then took the 5000m title on debut. In March she placed 55th in World XC (long course). In Europe she ran a 1500m best of 4:08.60 and set pbs in the mile, 3000m and 5000m (4:31.76, 8:55.97 and 15:32.56). The following March Georgie placed second in the National 1500m and then was 46th in the World Cross Country (short course), helping the Australian team to 7th place.
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