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and extreme adventurers. Constantly pushing the boundaries of human endurance he has undertaken a number of large-scale expeditions over the past 14 years. Two in particular have captured global acclaim and attention.
Kurt Fearnley is world-beater in and out of his racing wheelchair. The three-time Paralympic Gold Medallist has won marathons all around the world, including the prestigious New York, London and Chicago marathons multiple times. His exploits are not confined to wheelchair racing having crawled the Kokoda track and sailing on a winning Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race crew.
- Commonwealth Athlete of the Year with a Disability
- 2004 Medal of the Order of Australia
- 2007 New South Wales Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year
- 2007 Confederation of Australian Sport Athlete of the Year with a Disability
- 2007 New South Wales Sports Federation Athlete of the Year
- 2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year
- Australian Records: 400m 800m 5000m 10000m (track and road) Half Marathon and Marathon
- Paralympic Records: 5000m and Marathon
- 2014 AIS Sport Performance Awards: Sport Personality of the Year
- NSW Australia Day Council
- Australian Volunteers International
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Gill Hicks is considered to be one of the most thought-provoking, powerful and life affirming female speakers
in Australia and the UK. She is globally known as a survivor of the London terrorist Bombings on July 7th, 2005.
- Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- UK's Australian Woman of the Year 2009
Paul Warren demonstrated courageous attitude and extensive determination when he lost one of his legs after an improvised explosive device detonated whilst he was based in Afghanistan. The young soldier’s life would be forever changed in that moment.
- Australian Army
- World Invictus Games
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The real life star of Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin was born into utter poverty in Mao's communist China.
- Australian Father of the Year (2009)
- Australian Book of the Year - Mao's Last Dancer
- Queensland Ballet
- Houston Ballet
- Australian Ballet
- Penguin Books Australia
Merv Hughes was a big-hearted fast bowler and an Aussie sporting legend, loved by cricket fans globally as he ripped through batting line-ups all over the world. Representing Australia between 1985 and 1994, Merv gave every ounce of effort to his country, and helped it to re-climb the ranks of Test cricket.
Sarina Russo is an international business icon. A successful business leader with a group of companies specialising in educational, training and professional development, Sarina's story is truly inspirational.
Michael Groom grew up in the wild Australian mountains, in a family of mountain climbers. During his very first abseil, at the tender age of 10, his dad talked him over the edge of a 100-metre cliff.
- Medal of the Order of Australia
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