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PTC- Endorsees   Ian Thorpe, famous Australian athlete

Before there was Michael Phelps there was Ian Thorpe, famous Australian world champion swimmer.

Lionel Rose

Lionel Edmund Rose MBE was an Australian bantamweight boxer, the first Indigenous Australian to win a world title.

Frank Senior, sculler. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, professional rowing and sculling were extremely popular spectator sports. Crowds in their tens of thousands lined the courses and large sums were gambled on the results. Senior would have been a celebrity sports star of his day.   Images of Australia:  the Tyrrell Collection of photographs of Australia's history

In the late and early professional rowing and sculling were extremely popular spectator sports.

Albert Ernest Clifford "Cliff" Young (1922 – 2003) was an Australian potato farmer who against all odds won the Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon (875 kilometres/544 miles) win at 61 years of age. By denying himself sleep and running while the others slept, he slowly gained on them and eventually won by a large margin, a real life "tortoise and hare" feat!

Cliff Young - Winner of a 544 mile marathon running race in Australia in…

Cadel Evans - BMC

Cadel I just received the best Cadel Evans care package from my friends at Easton Bell Sports. I'm a happy happy happy girl!

Australian Birthday Today - 21 June - Lionel Rose, An Icon to the young. Read more and **share.

Australian Birthday Today - 21 June - Lionel Rose, An Icon to the young.

Kim Crow makes Olympic history - first Aussie womens rower to win two medals in two events - with a bronze medal in the single sculls  					  					  					  						  							Kim Crow of Australia celebrates with her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's Single Sculls on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012.  						  					  					  					  						© Harry How/Getty Images

Kim Crow makes Olympic history - first Aussie womens rower to win two medals in two events - with a bronze medal in the single sculls and silver in the double sculls

Edwin Flack - Australia's first Olympian

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896

Ron Clarke  John Landy - 1956

The 1 mile won by Landy after stopping to help Clarke up after he'd fallen !

Murray Rose

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Murray Rose has died at the age of 73 after a short battle with leukaemia. Rose claimed the 400 metres and 1500 metres freestyle double at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

(Francois) Robert “Deeks” de Castella MBE represented Australia at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the marathon, finishing 10th. He set a marathon World Best of 2:08.18 in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1981. In 1982, he achieved one of his most famous victories in the marathon at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. He has competed in four Olympics, four Commonwealth games and several world championships. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biophysics  Instrumentation at Swinburne in 1983.

(Francois) Robert “Deeks” de Castella MBE represented Australia at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the marathon, finishing 10th. He set a marathon World Best of 2:08.18 in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1981. In 1982, he achieved one of his most famous victories in the marathon at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games. He has competed in four Olympics, four Commonwealth games and several world championships. Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biophysics Instrumentation at Swinburne in 1983.

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