Steve Moneghetti

Born September 26, 1962 at Ballarat, Victoria

Married to Tanya and we have four children, Emma, Laura, Matthew and Olivia

I am 176 centimetres tall and weigh 60 kilograms

Degree in Civil Engineering, Graduate Diploma in Education (Maths \ Science)

Honorary Doctorate from University if Ballarat (2001)

Chair of the State Review into Physical and Sport Education in Victorian Schools (1993 – 1996)

Chair of the Board of Victorian Institute of Sport (2001 – 2010)

National selector for Athletics Australia (2009 – 2012)

Athlete Liaison Officer – 2002 Commonwealth Games

Mayor of Athlete’s Village for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne

Race Director Run for the Kids Fun Run (2006 -)

Ambassador for Nike Australia (1986 – )

Chef de Mission 2010, 2014 and 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games Team

Awarded an AM for significant service to athletics as a marathon runner, administrator and mentor to young athletes in 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Australian Sports Commission Board Deputy Chair (2015 – 2021)

Commonwealth Games Australia Board Member (2018 – )

Athletics Australia Board Member (2022 – )

Director – Moneghetti Consulting Group Pty Ltd.

Life Member of Athletics Victoria, Ballarat YCW, Victorian Olympic Council and Commonwealth Games Australia

Member of Sport Australia Hall of Fame (inducted in 2021)


Began athletics in 1976 at age 14.


Career Highlights:

-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 to win 4 in a row.

I have run 22 international marathons and finished in 11th place or higher in 20 of them. Retired after Sydney 2000 Olympic Games but still heavily involved in running within Australia.

I trained twice a day, covering 180 – 200 per week and roughly 8500km a year under the guidance of dual Olympian and Sydney 2000 Athletics Head Coach Chris Wardlaw.

Still running everyday covering around 70km a week and regularly seen at Australian  events keeping the youngsters honest!