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David Eadie - The Running Man

Highlights

- 2017 5th - Surf Coast Century 100km - 9.13 hrs
- 2017 Great Ocean Rd Marathon - 4.06 hrs
- 2016 Surf Coast Century 50km - 5.20 hrs
- 2015 81st - World 100km Championship - 8.49 hrs Winschoten NL
- 2015 3rd - Gold Coast 50km - 3.54 hrs
- 2015 3rd - Oxfam Trailwaker - 11.20 hrs
- 2015 6ft Track Marathon - 4.51 hrs
- 2014 1st - 100km Surf Coast Century - 8.56 hrs
- 2014 1st - 100km Tan Ultra Melbourne - 8.04 hrs
- 2014 42nd - Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - 20.29 hrs
- 2014 3rd - (Aust Runner) - Australian 100km Championships - 8.46 hrs
- 2014 31st - Vibram Tarawera 100km Ultra NZ - 7.27 hrs
- 2013 1st - Ned Kelly 50/50 Team Challenge - 3.53 hrs
- 2013 4th - Glasshouse 100 Miles - 20.20 hrs
- 2013 2nd - Alice Springs 60k Ultra - 4.50 hrs
- 2012 9th - Vibram Tarawera 100km Ultra NZ - 10 hrs 56 min
- 2013 2nd - Wangaratta Marathon - 2.43 mins
- 2013 2nd - Mansfiled to Mt Buller 50km Ultra Marathon - 4.11 hrs
- 2012 14th - 'Badwater' Death Valley USA 217km Ultra Marathon - 30 hrs 24 min
- 2012 2nd - Australian 100 km Championship (1st Australian) - 7.44 hrs
- 2012 4th - Vibram Tarawera 100km Ultra NZ - 9 hrs 20 min
- 2012 2nd - Maroondah Dam 50km Ultra Marathon - 4.23 hrs
- 2011 Australian Male Ultra Runner of the Year
- 2011 2nd - Coast to Kosi 240km Ultra - 28.08 hrs
- 2011 2nd - GOW 100km Ultra - 10.46 hrs
- 2011 3rd - Glasshouse Mountains 160km - 16.44 hrs
- 2011 2nd - Tan Ultra Melbourne 100km - 7.34 hrs
- 2011 1st - Australian 100 km Championship - 8.02 hrs
- 2011 2nd - Maroondah Dam 50km Ultra Marathon - 4hrs 32min
- 2010 14th - GOW 100km Km - 14hrs 15mins
- 2010 6th - You Yangs 50 Km - 4hrs 50mins
- 2010 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - 67th - 22hrs 07mins
- 2009 2nd - You Yangs 50km Ultra Marathon - 5hrs 32mins
- 2008 Australian Representative 'World 100km Championship' Italy
- 2008 14th - Melbourne Marathon 2.40.40
- 2008 1st - Australian 100 km Championship - 7hrs 40min
- 2008 Coburg 24 hr Track Race - 165 km's completed
- 2007 1st - Gold Coast 50 km Ultra Marathon 3hrs 25min
- 2007 9th - Melbourne Marathon 2.31.13
- 2007 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - 30th - 21hrs 27mins
- 2007 1st - Maroondah Dam 50km Ultra Marathon - 5 hrs 6mins
- 2007 1st - World Police & Fire Games Triathlon (35yrs +)
- 2006 3rd - Australian 100km Championship - 8hrs 26 mins
- 2004 10th - Australian Half Ironman - 4.12.36 - 2nd non pro athlete
- 2003 Hawaiian Ironman - 9hrs 59mins.
- 2000 Finalist - Australian Olympic Games Selection Trials - 1500m
- 1998 1st - Victorian 10km Road Championship - 29.16mins.
- 1998 Finalist - Aust Commonwealth Games Selection Trials - 5000m
- 1997 5th - Sydney "City to Surf" Fun Run 42.16
- 1997 1st - Adelaide City to Bay (Race Record)
- 1996 4th - National Cross Country Championship
- 1994 3rd - Victorian 8km X Country Championship
- 1991 1st - 10km Bay Run - Melbourne
- 1991 1st - Stawell Gift 'Victory Mile' 3.54.25

I have been involved in distance running since I was a teenager and progressed to representing Glenhuntly Athletic Club as a senior athlete. As my running developed under the tutelage of Trevor Vincent and Chris Wardlaw, I finished 4th at the 1996 Australian Cross Country Championship.

Following this break through result I went on to record a number of personal best performances including winning the 1997 Adelaide City to Bay Fun Run and 1998 Victorian 10km Road Championships, 4th at the 1998 Commonwealth Games 5000m selection trails and was a finalist at the 2000 Olympic Games selection trials in the 1500m.

My desire to improve and achieve success saw me accepting an invitation to train with Kenya's World Champion Steeplechase runner Moses Kiptanui. I travelled to England in 1998 and in 1999 to Nyahururu in Kenya's famous 'Rift Valley' where I trained with the elite 'PUMA' training group.

I was privileged to live, train and learn from a number of world class athletes, including numerous World Championship, Commonwealth and Olympic Games representatives such as Daniel Komen, Paul Bitok, Luke Kipkosgei, Leban Chege and Godfrey Kiprotich.

In April 2002 I decided to take on another two disciplines - riding and swimming, with the ultimate aim of competing in the world famous Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon event. In April 2003 I qualified for Hawaii, finishing 48th at the Australian Ironman event at Forster, New South Wales in 9 hrs 32 mins.
In October 18th 2003 some 18 months after switching to the demanding sport of Triathlon I successfully completed the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon World Championship, finishing in 9hrs 59.09 breaking the magical 10 hour barrier.

In 2006 after 2 Half Ironman and 4 Ironman event (all of which were sub 10 hrs results) my desire and passion for endurance events saw me move to the gruelling sport of Ultra Marathon running. I finish 3rd on debut at the 2006 Australian 100 km Championship in 8 hrs 16 mins, won the 2007 Maroondah Dam and Gold Coast 50 km Ultra Marathons and went on to finish 31st at the 2007 Western States 100 mile Endurance Run, regarded as one of the toughest Ultra Marathon's in the world. In 2008 I won the Australian 100 km Championships in 7 hrs 40m minutes and was selected to represent Australia at the World 100 km Championship held in Italy.

In 2010 I returned to the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run with high hopes of improving on my 2007 finishing time and position.
I had another great experience at this premier Ultra Marathon event running as hard as I could on the day and successfully breaking the magical 24 hour barrier, finishing 67th in 22 hrs and 7 mins. Although it was not the result I was seeking it was once again a memorabile experience, where my physical mental toughness was truly tested.

My ultimate aim is to return to the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run and finish in the top 10 a feat yet to be achieved by any Australian runner.

In 2011 I embarked on a schedule of Ultra Marathon events with the sole aim of qualifying for the 2012 Bad Water 135 Ultra Marathon. Along the way I finished on the podium in every race I competed, ran 4 personal records at the Maroondah Dam 50km, Tan 100km Ultra, Glasshouse100 miles and Coast to Kosciuszko 240km Ultra, won the National 100km title and was involved in two races where although I was beaten into 2nd or 3rd position I pushed the race winner to a course record.

In what was a very successful 2011 I was ultimately awarded Australian Ultra Runners Association ‘Male Ultra Runner of the Year’ and then voted by my peers as the ‘Most Consistent Ultra Marathon Runner of the Year.

On July 17th 2012 I fulfilled a long held dream of finishing the 'Badwater 135' Ultra Marathon, regarded as the worlds toughest Ultra Marathon, by finishing 14th in 30 hrs and 24 mins becoming (at the time) only the 10th Australian to finish this prestigious event.

Over the past few years I have focued on mentoring and coaching athletes, reducing my racing schedule. A highlight of reduced racing schedule was the victory at the 2014 Surf Coast Century Ultra in Angelsea. Coming from well back in the field I worked my way to the front catching the leader and one of Australia most repected Ultra Runner Brendan Davies with 4 km to go. After a tough battle over the last 4km and a sprint finished we sharing the Victory crossing the finish in 8 hrs 56 mins.

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