Marathon Moneghetti named for Hilly Hamo

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

TRIATHLON

IT’S not ev­ery day you get to race along­side an Olympian – but that’s ex­actly what awaits Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon par­tic­i­pants.

This year the event wel­comes four-time Olympian and World Cham­pi­onship medal­list Steve Moneghetti, who will be com­pet­ing and host­ing a free run­ning clinic on the day.

Moneghetti says it was an easy de­ci­sion to trade Bal­larat’s au­tumn weather for his first visit to Hamil­ton Is­land in more than 10 years.

“I vis­ited on hol­i­days many years ago and ran some of the trails, but never en­vis­aged that one day I’d have the op­por­tu­nity to race over them,” he said.

“It’s def­i­nitely a chal­lenge that I’m ex­cited about.”

While long-re­tired from in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, Moneghetti’s pas­sion for run­ning and years of train­ing see him travers­ing the coun­try­side, pro­mot­ing the sport and com­pet­ing.

On Hamil­ton Is­land he will be pass­ing on his wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence to those ea­ger to learn dur­ing a clinic.

Reg­is­tra­tion is now open for the ninth Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon.

For more in­for­ma­tion email events@hamil­ton­is­land.com.au.

LEG­ENDARY RUN­NER: Olympian Steve Moneghetti will be a big draw­card at the Hamil­ton Is­land Hilly Half Marathon in May.

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