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Steve Moneghetti

Steve Moneghetti

Australian sporting legend Steve Moneghetti, has competed in countless world games and won an equal number of medals over his career. Now he holds the prestigious title of Chef de Mission for hundreds of athletes and officials as well as being the face of the media for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, broadcasting the action of the Games back to Australian television screens.

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Testimonials for Steve Moneghetti

“Excellent…the feedback has been tremendous, the attendees at the meeting were thrilled to have you as the “Mystery Guest Speaker”.  They came away feeling very motivated and ready to tackle their upcoming extremely busy time of the year with great gusto.”
Kleins Australia

“Excellent. Completely natural, genuine and sincere talk. Could relate sporting experiences to pressures of business world.  First class."
Elanco Animal Health

"I am indebted to Steve for the professionalism he demonstrated in planning, preparing and executing his presentation and would wholly recommend Steve to any organisation who is seeking to locate a top quality speaker."
Don Sutherland, Dentsply (Aust)

Steve Moneghetti Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Steve Moneghetti's Biography

Steve competed in his 4th Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 in which he was captain of the Australian athletics team. He has travelled more kilometres than Burke and Wills since running his first marathon at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Steve Moneghetti is the classic "local hero". He has won the Ballarat sports person of the year awards six times, was 1989 Victorian Sport Male Sports Star of the year and was ranked by Athletics International in 1994 as the number one marathon runner in the world. He has run an incredible 22 marathons and finished in 11th place or higher in 20 of them. 

Along with Cathy Freeman, Steve is possibly Australia's most well-known and identifiable athlete. Over the last decade he has continued to be one of Australia's most outstanding performers at major competitions including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and the World Cross Country Titles. Steve's training was intense. He trained twice a day, every day of the year, covering between 180-200km per week and approximately 8500km a year and still now runs every day with his group in Ballarat. 

Steve Moneghetti is a down to earth and articulate speaker who draws parallels between his efforts and success, to those required in the corporate sector and tailors his presentation to client's needs.

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 also include:

  • Winner, Berlin Marathon (1990)
  • Winner, Tokyo International Marathon (1994)
  • Previous holder of 3 World Bests for the Half Marathon (1990, 92, 93)
  • Winner of four City to Surf races (1988 - 1991) and race record holder
  • Winner of 4 Zatopek 10km Track races (1989 - 1992) only person ever to win 4 in a row.

This wealth of experience and achievement more than equips Steve for the challenge of Chef de Mission at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. His previous leadership roles include Athlete Liaison Officer in Manchester (2002), Mayor of the athletes village in Melbourne (2006) and in his current role of Chef de Mission which he has held since Delhi (2010). Steve's natural leadership ability combined with his extensive experience and absolute understanding of the athletes and the weight of responsibility upon them, makes him the perfect role model, diplomat and leader for his current position.

Steve is a fascinating speaker with an extraordinary story to tell. He is extremely popular and his experience and leadership qualities are highly respected amongst all who have had the pleasure to work with him or to see him in action.