|Competitor for Australia|
|Bronze||2008 Beijing||20 km walk|
|Silver||2008 Beijing||50 km walk|
|Bronze||2006 Melbourne||20 km walk|
Tallent finished third in the 20 km walk at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to claim his first Olympic medal. He received a silver medal for finishing second in the 50 km walk a week later, becoming the first Australian to win two athletic medals in the same Olympics since 1972 and the first male Australian to do so in 102 years. He failed to medal in the 20 km walk and 50 km walk at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, finishing in sixth and seventh position respectively.
Born to farming parents in Ballarat, Jared is married to Australian race walker Claire Tallent, who also competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. When not competing he works part time at the Australian Institute of Sport.
|2001||World Youth Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||7th||10,000 m|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||18th||20 km|
|2006||Commonwealth Games||Melbourne, Australia||3rd||20 km|
|World Race Walking Cup||La Coruña, Spain||14th||20 km|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, PR China||3rd||20 km|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||6th||20 km|