Participants

Kurt FEARNLEY

Kurt FEARNLEY
    Athletics
Birth Date:  23 Mar 1981
Place of Birth:  COWRA
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  37
Gender:   Men
Sport Class
T54

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's T54 1500m 2 Silver
Men's T54 Marathon 1 Gold

Kurt FEARNLEY - Records

Record Event Mark Date Location
GR Athletics 03:19.65 29 July, 2014 Glasgow (GBR)
GR Men's T54 Marathon Final 1:30:26 15 April, 2018 Gold Coast (AUS)

Kurt FEARNLEY - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 12:12
Men's T54 1500m Round 1 - Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 20:27
Gold Medal Event Men's T54 1500m Final
Finished
Sun, 15 Apr 6:10
Gold Medal Event Men's T54 Marathon Final
Finished

Legend

GR: Commonwealth Games Record

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 1500m T54 2 3:23.08
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 1500m T54 1 3:19.86

Paralympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 1500m T54 5 3:01.35
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 5000m T54 3 11:02.37
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Marathon T54 2 1:26:17
2012 London, GBR Men's 800m T54 3r1h2 1:38.62
2012 London, GBR Men's 1500m T54 7 3:13.23
2012 London, GBR Men's 5000m T54 2 11:07.90
2012 London, GBR Men's Marathon T54 3 1:30:21

Paralympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 4 -
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 5000m T54 2 10:22.97
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 800m T54 2 1:36.76
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's 1500m T54 3 3:14.28
2008 Beijing, CHN Men's Marathon T54 1 1:23:17
2004 Athens, GRE Men's 800m T54 4 1:32.73 
2004 Athens, GRE Men's 1500m T54 4 3:05.79 
2004 Athens, GRE Men's 5000m T54 1 10:23.98 
2004 Athens, GRE Men's 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 2 52.10 
2004 Athens, GRE Men's 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 5 3:19.10 
2004 Athens, GRE Men's Marathon T54 1 1:25:37 
2000 Sydney, AUS Men's 1500m T54 4 3:11.44
2000 Sydney, AUS Men's 4 x 100m Relay T54 2 55.01
2000 Sydney, AUS Men's 4 x 400m Relay T54 sf -
2000 Sydney, AUS Men's 400m T54 10 51.02 
2000 Sydney, AUS Men's 800m T54 2 1:38.55
2000 Sydney, AUS Marathon T54 21 1:38:02

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 1500m T54 6 3:05.26
2017 London, GBR Men's 5000m T54 6 11:12.22
2015 Doha, QAT Men's 5000m T54 4 10:56.98
2011 Christchurch, NZL Men's Marathon T54 1 1:31:09
2006 Assen, NED Men's 800m T54 1 1:38.91
2006 Assen, NED Men's 1500m T54 3 3:16.09
2006 Assen, NED Men's 5000m T54 1 11:20.56
2006 Assen, NED Men's 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 5 55.75
2006 Assen, NED Men's 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 -  DSQ
2006 Assen, NED Men's Marathon T54 1 1:28:17
2002 Lille, FRA Men's 400m T54 7 51.08
2002 Lille, FRA Men's 800m T54 7 1:44.50
2002 Lille, FRA Men's 1500m T54  DNF -
2002 Lille, FRA Men's 4 x 100m Relay T53/54 8 1:14.52
2002 Lille, FRA Men's 4 x 100m Relay T53/54 4  DSQ

Hobbies

Swimming, going to the beach, surfing (paralympics.org, May 2017)


Occupation

Athlete, speaker and casual high school teacher (kurtfearnley.com, 25 Sep 2017)


Education

Physical education at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, AUS (paralympic.org.au, May 2017)


Languages spoken

English


Coach

PERSONAL: Andrew DAWES (AUS) (paralympic.org.au, May 2017)


Sporting relatives

Three uncles involved in rugby league. Terry FEARNLEY coached Australia; Greg FEARNLEY won 1974 Amco Cup (NSW Rugby League midweek competition); Royce SIMMONS won an NRL premiership as hooker with Penrith Panthers. A fourth uncle, Chum, castrated sheep with his teeth. (couriermail.com.au, 13 Dec 2014)


Injuries

Quickly recovered from head-on collision between his chair and a car in Switzerland to win Athens 2004 Olympic marathon gold medal with a punctured tyre. (couriermail.com.au, 13 Dec 2014) Suffered from virus in days before his 1500m at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games." (paralympic.org.au, Jun 2017)


Reason

"Loved getting in the chair and loved going fast." (Athlete, Feb 2018)


Ambition

"Reitrement." (Athlete, Feb 2018)


Memorable

Winning marathon gold at Athens 2004 Paralympic Games and Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org.au, Jun 2017)


Influence

Coach, Andrew DAWES (AUS) (paralympic.org.au, May 2017)


Ritual

Drink a double espresso and a litre of sports drink, and eat a banana. (paralympic.org.au, Jun 2016)


Additional information

 


KOKODA TRAIL
Captivated Australian public in 2009 when he crawled the 96km Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea for 11 days. "Kokoda was the hardest, the best, the most incredible, the most brutal, the most emotional thing I’d ever done." (couriermail.com.au, 13 Dec 2014)


SYDNEY TO HOBART
Celebrity crew member on winning yacht (supermaxi Investec Loyal) in 2011 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race. (paralympic.org.au, Jun 2017)


HONOUR
Co-captain of 2016 Australian Paralympic Team. Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his performances at Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org.au, 23 Dec 2009)


BOOK
Autobiography Pushing the Limits: Life, Marathons & Kokoda published in October 2014. (penguin.com.au, 19 Sep 2014)


INSPIRATION
"My whole career has been about struggle. I know the pain everyone else is feeling and can push through it because I’m an expert in handling discomfort. That comes from growing up rough and tumble. My family wanted to make me a strong person. I could always get my hands dirty and I could be a member of the community like anyone else. The community in the bush is dirt and gravel and grass. I don’t believe that you're born tough and resilient, but you certainly build it as you grow." (couriermail.com.au, 13 Dec 2014)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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