Robert De Castella


Birthday February 27, 1957

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Birthplace Australia

Age 66 years old

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Former marathon runner from Australia who won a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki. He is also a four-time champion in Australian cross country.

Before Fame

He competed in his first World Cross Country Championship in 1977.


He was named Australian of the Year in 1983.

Family Life

He is part of a prominent sporting family, his brother having competed in four World Cross Country Championships.

Associated With

His time of 2:08:18 at the 1981 Fukuoka Marathon surpassed the record set by Alberto Salazar at the 1981 New York Marathon.