AN EVENING WITH KURT FEARNLEY
Kurt Fearnley OAM is one of Australia's most well known & respected athletes.
Winner of some of the worlds most prestigious marathons, in London, Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Chicago & New York. The latter two, 5 times. He won the Paralympic men's wheelchair marathon in Athens in 2004 and retained his title in Beijing in 2008. In Athens he also won gold over the 5000m on the track.
In London in 2012 he picked up a bronze medal in the marathon and a silver on the track over 5000m. In Rio 2016 Kurt successfully made the podium for the fourth consecutive time in both the 5000m & Marathon, winning Bronze & Silver, while serving as the Captain of the Australian Paralympic Team. In total Kurt has Thirteen Paralympic medals spanning across 5 games. He's also a 6 times world champion from 800m to the marathon. His marathon personal best is 1hour 18minutes & 51seconds set in Boston in 2011.
Off the racing circuit Kurt has been a winning crew member of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, taking line honours in 2011 on board the yacht Loyal. However he is most well known for his amazing feat of crawling the 96km Kokoda track.
Kurt is actively involved in various charities as a board member, patron & ambassador. In 2016 Kurt was elected by his peers to be one of six Summer Paralympic Athletes to serve on the International Paralympic Committee's Athletes Commission.
He was the flag bearer at the closing ceremony and as usual made every Australian proud of not only his achievements but by the way he conducted himself.On the 22nd of January 2013 he was given the annual Australian honour of giving the 2013 Australia Day Address.
Trinity Sports Centre
Leycester and Dawson Streets
LISMORE NSW 2480