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Ballarat Matt wins dramatic Stawell Gift

Twenty-year-old business sports management student Matthew Wiltshire from Ballarat has won the 2012 Australia Post Stawell Gift. Douglas Greenough from East Bentleigh was second, with AFL boundary umpire Adam Coote of Elwood third. Running from a mark of 8 metres, Wiltshire won by a tenth of a second in 12.22

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Next generation on show at Family Day

Winning the Australia Post Stawell Gift can take years of preparation and training. With the runners in the main event having today off ahead of tomorrow’s semi-finals and final, it was the next generation of athletes in the limelight today at Central Park, Stawell. Among them was Queensland’s Tim Delahunty.

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Wide open field for Gift semis

Jamaican sprint sensation Michael Frater, the flamboyant John Steffensen, engineering student Josh Tiu, school teacher Kevin Brittain and AFL boundary umpire Adam Coote all feature in tomorrow’s 2012 Australia Post Stawell Gift semi finals, the prelude to the grand finale at 2:45pm. The 2012 Australia Post Stawell Gift is a

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Tiu good, Josh fastest qualifier for Gift semis

An engineering student, a school teacher and an AFL boundary umpire have produced the three fastest heat times of the 131st edition of the Australia Post Stawell Gift. The Gift field is one of the closest in recent years, with only 0.15 seconds separating the ten fastest winning heat times

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Wiltshire and Cowley the early favourites at $3

The 131st edition of the iconic Australia Post Stawell Gift commences today at Central Park, Stawell. 145 athletes will contest the heats of the 120m Gift ahead of the semi-finals and final on Easter Monday. With $40,000 on the line for the winner, athletes from across Australia and as far

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