Olympic marathon runner to be half marathon ambassador

One of Australia’s all-time greatest marathon runners STEVE MONEGHETTI is coming to Busselton!

Moneghetti has been named as the 2018 Ambassador for the Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run which will be held on Saturday, 10 February 2018.

Steve represented Australia at 4 Olympic Games, 4 Commonwealth Games and 6 World Championships. He has run an incredible 22 marathons and finished in 11th place or higher in 20 of them.

During his career Steve also won the City to Surf in Sydney 4 times and then found time in semi-retirement to give back to the sport in other ways — including as Mayor of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village in 2006 and as Chef-de-Mission of the Australian Commonwealth Team in New Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. He has again been appointed the Chef-de-Mission of the Australian team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Whilst Steve retired from international competition in 2000 he still runs every day, clocking up more than 100km every week. His average Sunday involves a 20km morning run followed by a 10km run in the afternoon!

Steve will be a huge drawcard to the Half Marathon event with many people being inspired to step up to the Half Marathon just to be part of an event he is in. We don’t have an opportunity to run with an Olympian every day in Busselton!!

Steve will lead the 100mins pace train for the half (4.45mins/km).

Purchase tickets to the our special 2 course buffet which will be held at the Busselton Golf Club on Friday, 9th February.

As guest speaker, Steve Moneghetti will be an inspiration as he delivers some life messages which will be valuable to everyone!

The speech is not just about sport, however, Steve is more than happy to answer questions in your particular area of sporting interest, just submit your questions to admin@busseltonrunnersclub.org.au a week prior to the event.

There will also be a door prize for two lucky people — two floatation vouchers to Floating Euphoria, the Margaret River regions first floatation therapy centre. http://floatingeuphoria.com.au/

Tickets are just $40pp. Licensed bar. ALL WELCOME!

Busselton Half Marathon Poster