Robert de Castella
Rob de Castella AO MBE (athletics) is a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and former marathon world record holder, affectionately known as “Deek”. Famously known for his battle with the Tanzanians late in the 1982 Commonwealth Games marathon in Brisbane where he won gold by surging to the lead late in the race. Four years later he defended that title at the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. A four-time Olympian with his best result a fifth at the Los Angeles Games in 1984, de Castella still holds the Australian national record at 2:07.51 from the 1986 Boston Marathon.
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