Date: 13th June 2023

Stawell Gift Event Management and the Stawell Athletic Club would like to express their condolences to the family of John Toleman, following his recent passing.

John was one of the great characters on the athletic scene and became synonymous with the Stawell Gift. John won the Federation Handicap in 1967 but had to wait seventeen years for his next win, the Motorway Frontmarkers 1600m in 1984.

As well he registered four seconds and a third, but it is as a promoter that he is best  known, introducing the World Sprint Championships to Stawell as well as representing the event in its quest to bring world class athletes to the Stawell Gift.



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