Steve Moneghetti


Steve Moneghetti

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A legend of Australian marathon running, Steve Moneghetti competed in his 4th Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 in which he was captain of the Australian athletics team. He has travelled more kilometres than Burke and Wills since running his first marathon at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Steve Moneghetti is the classic "local hero". He has won the Ballarat sports person of the year awards six times, was 1989 Victorian Sport Male Sports Star of the year and was ranked by Athletics International in 1994 as the number one marathon runner in the world. He has run an incredible 22 marathons and finished in 11th place or higher in 20 of them.

Steve Moneghetti along with Cathy Freeman is possibly Australia's most well known and identifiable athlete. Over the last decade Moneghetti has continued to be one of Australia's most outstanding performers at major competitions including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and the World Cross Country Titles. Steve's training was intense. He trained twice a day, every day of the year, covering between 180-200km per week and approximately 8500km a year and still now runs every day with his group in Ballarat.
Steve Moneghetti is a down to earth and articulate speaker who draws parallels between his efforts and success, to those required in the corporate sector and tailors his presentation to client's needs.

Steve's career highlights include:
- Bronze Medal, Commonwealth Games 10 km track (1998)
- Gold Medal, Commonwealth Games Marathon (1994)
- Silver Medal, Commonwealth Games Marathon (1990)
- Bronze Medal, Commonwealth Games Marathon (1986)

He attended the 1987, '91, '93, '95, '97, '99 World Athletic Championships winning a Bronze Medal in the 1997 Marathon in Athens. He also attended the 1988, '92 '96 and 2000 Olympic Games finishing in the top ten on three occasions.

Steve's other achievements also include:
- Winner, Berlin Marathon (1990)
- Winner, Tokyo International Marathon (1994)
- Previous holder of 3 World Bests for the Half Marathon (1990, 92, 93)
- Winner of four City to Surf races (1988 - 1991) and race record holder
- Winner of 4 Zatopek 10km Track races (1989 - 1992) only person ever to win 4 in a row.

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