Travels from: Victoria
Here for the long run, realising your full potential
Categories: Change Management, Education Speakers, Motivational Speakers, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
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 trained twice a day, covering between 180-200 km per week and approximately 8500 km a year under the guidance of dual Olympian and Sydney 2000 Athletics Head Coach Chris Wardlaw. He retired after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games but is still heavily involved in running within Australia, running every day and covering around 70km a week.
Steve's career highlights include:
- 1986 Commonwealth Games Marathon – Bronze medal
- 1990 Commonwealth Games Marathon - Silver medal
- 1994 Commonwealth Games Marathon - Gold medal
- 1998 Commonwealth Games 10 km track - Bronze medal
Attended 1987, ’91,’93,’95,’97,’99 World Athletic Championships winning the Bronze Medal in the Marathon in Athens in 1997.
Attended 1988, ’92 ’96 and 2000 Olympic Games finishing in the top ten on 3 occasions
Winner of 1990 Berlin Marathon and 1994 Tokyo International Marathon
Previous holder of 3 World Bests for the Half Marathon (1990, 92, 93)
Winner of 4 City to Surf races (1989 – 1992) and current race record holder.
Winner of 4 Zatopek 10km Track races (1989 – 1992) only person ever to win 4 in a row.
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
- Degree in Civil Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Education (Maths \ Science)
- Honorary Doctorate from University if Ballarat (2001)
- 2009 ran a world age record for a forty six year old of 29.59mins for 10km on the road making him the oldest person to run under the 30 minute barrier
- Awarded an AM for significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes in 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours
- Recently won the Oceania Masters Athletics 50+ Cross Country title
Steve’s schedule consists of runs, public appearances as well as motivational presentations across the nation.
Steve speaks openly and honesty about his career as an Olympian as well as his personal struggles with ageing, to provide a presentation that is engaging to the entire audience. He explores the health benefits of running and encourages every individual to try it once in their life regardless of their age. He explains how with the right plan and a strong work ethic you can achieve things you never dreamt possible. Lessons, learning & leadership from a life on the road.