Athletics SA Announces “Twitter Run” with Olympian Moneghetti

MEDIA RELEASE

In the spirit of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s popular “Twitter Ride” during Adelaide’s Tour Down Under, Athletics SA announced this morning that it will host a “Twitter Run” with four time Olympian and Australian Track and Field Selector, Steve Moneghetti.

In what is possibly a world first “Twitter Run”, Moneghetti, who will be in town for Sunday morning’s Fitzy’s 5 fun run to honour the late David Fitzsimons, will lead a free casual jog departing the Torrens Parade Ground this Saturday at 12pm. The announcement was made on the @AthleticsSA twitter page earlier this morning.

When asked whether he was happy to participate in a “Twitter Run”, Moneghetti replied.

“Yes! It sounds like a lot of fun”.

Athletics SA Executive Director, Adam Bishop, encouraged people to come down to the Torrens Parade Ground and come for a jog with Moneghetti.

“Mona is a great Australian and Athletics SA are excited to be able to provide the people of Adelaide with an opportunity to go for a casual jog with an Olympic legend during the London Olympic Games”

“Even though Steve will be turning 50, next month, he’s still running incredibly fast, so this is a unique opportunity to meet Steve and go for a jog with him at a more manageable pace. Come Sunday morning, he will be running about 15:30 over 5km in Fitzy’s 5!”, Bishop said.

Those interested in participating in the “Twitter Run” need only turn up at the Torrens Parade Ground at 12pm on Saturday. Late entries are still being accepted for Fitzy’s 5. Those interested in participating can visit www.fitzys5.com.au to sign up.

 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

“Twitter Run” (free jog with Steve Moneghetti)

When: Saturday 4th of August 2012 at 12pm

Who: Steve Moneghetti (Australian Track and Field Selector and Four Time Olympic Marathon Representative

Where: commencing at the Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide

Media Opportunity: Steve will be available for interviews and there will be opportunities to take footage

 

Fitzy’s 5

What: SA’s largest 5km fun run. Fitzy’s 5 honours the memory of dual Olympian David Fitzsimons and raises money for cancer research in his honour

When: Sunday 5th August 2012. Event commences at 8:30am

Who: Steve Moneghetti (Australian Track and Field Selector and Four Time Olympic Marathon Representative

Where: Torrens Parade Ground, Adelaide

Media Opportunity: Steve will be available for interviews and there will be opportunities to take footage of over 900 runners and
walkers participating in Fitzy’s 5

 

All media enquiries can be directed to Adam Bishop at Athletics SA on 83543477. Media are asked to advise of their attendance at any of the listed media opportunities.

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