Steve Moneghetti AM

Australian sporting legend

Steve ‘Mona’ Moneghetti is one of Australia’s all-time greatest marathon runners having represented the country at four Olympic Games, four Commonwealth Games and six World Championships. He has run an incredible 22 marathons and finished in 11th place or higher in 20 of them.

Steve’s training regime was intense. He trained twice a day, every day of the year, covering between 180-200 km per week and approximately 8500 km a year. He retired from international competition in 2000 but still runs every day, clocking up more than 100 km every week. His average Sunday involves a 20 km morning run followed by a 10 km run in the afternoon.

A down-to-earth and articulate speaker as well as a highly respected athlete, Steve draws parallels between the demands of an elite athlete and the corporate world. Tailoring his presentation to the client’s needs, Steve has presented at a variety of corporate, sporting and community events worldwide.

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 include:

  • Winner, Berlin Marathon (1990)
  • Winner, Tokyo International Marathon (1994)
  • Previous holder of three World Bests for the Half Marathon (1990, 1992, 1993)
  • Winner of four City to Surf races (1988 – 1991) and race record holder
  • Winner of four Zatopek 10km Track races (1989 – 1992), the only person ever to win four in a row
  • Masters Records for the One Hour Run and 10 km Road, being the oldest person to run the distance in under 30 minutes

His past and current positions include:

  • Chair of the Board of Victorian Institute of Sport (2001 – )
  • Chair of the State Review into Physical and Sport Education in Victorian Schools
  • Regional ambassador for Southern Cross Station re-development
  • Mayor of Commonwealth Games 2006 Athlete’s Village (Melbourne)
  • Australian team’s chef de mission for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India (2010)
  • Personal development consultant with the Ministry of Education

Steve has a Degree in Civil Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Education (Maths/Science) and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Ballarat (2001)

In 2014 Steve was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes.’

During his three decades at the top of his sport, Steve Moneghetti developed a never-say-die attitude. Today, he continues to achieve peak performance while inspiring others, not only runners, to achieve their best at all times.

Steve Moneghetti talks about:

  • Goal Setting
  • Long Term Planning
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management

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