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Robert De Castella
Australia Crest

Marathon runner affectionately known as 'Deek'. Born in Melbourne on 27th February, 1957.

His marathon wins included the World Athletics Championship at Helsinki in 1983, the Boston marathon in 1984 and gold at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane in 1982 and Edinburgh in 1986.

John Farnham - Australian of the Year
Rob was named Australian of the Year in 1983.

'Deek' was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986.


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