Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.
Growing up in Ballarat, Steve Moneghetti AM began competing in track events and rose to be one of Australia’s best-ever distance runners. He represented Australia through four Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games and six World Championships. Steve’s achievements saw him inducted into the Australian Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017.
Beyond competitive retirement, Steve continues to be involved in Australia’s sporting community. He served as mayor of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Village in 2006 and as Chef de Mission to the Australian Team for the Delhi, Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Steve was elected to the board of Commonwealth Games Australia and sits as deputy chair of Sport Australia. He chaired the Victorian Institute of Sport between 2001 and 2010 and the Victorian State Review into Physical and Sport Education.
Steve still runs every day and holds a world age-record for a forty-six-year-old, running 10km in 29.59 minutes. This makes him the oldest person in the world to set a record under 30 minutes.
Reviewed 30 September 2019