Michael Howard Hillardt is an Australian former middle distance runner who reached the semi finals of the 1500m at the 1984 Summer Olympics Mike also finished 7th in the 1500m final at the 1987 world championships, beating Steve Cram to the finish line.
1985 World Indoor Champion and Gold Medal at 1500m. Australian 1500 Record of 3:33 was bettered in 1990. Hillardt ranks fourth all time Australian in both the 1500m and one mile events. He held both Australian records for a period.