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Presenters

FEARNLEY Kurt

Organisation

TBA

Presentation

Let nothing hold you back

Session

Next Gen

Presenting

Wednesday August 17 at 7:00 am

Room

Foyer E

FEARNLEY Kurt

Kurt Fearnley was born without the lower portion of his spine, yet despite this, he’s always been willing to have a go at everything. The youngest of five children from the small western NSW town of Carcoar, sport was always a big part of his family’s life. Ignoring his disability, he happily played in everything against his able-bodied brothers and mates.

With an indomitable spirit, Kurt took up wheelchair racing when he was 14. From pushing his everyday wheelchair as fast as he could down the grass track at school athletics carnivals to pushing his chair the last five kilometres on a flat tyre at the Athens Paralympics, he went on to win gold in the toughest marathon in Paralympic history.

Off the racing circuit, Kurt has been a winning crew member of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, taking line honours in 2011 on board the yacht Loyal. However, he is best-known for his amazing feat of crawling the 96km Kokoda track.

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