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Biography

DEAKES Nathan

Nationality Australia Flag AUS Australia
Birth Date 17/08/1977
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.83/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 66/146
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 20km Walk
Athletics Men's 50km Walk
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 20km Walk
GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 50km Walk

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
20 Mar
12:00
MCG Men's 20km Walk
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - DEAKES Nathan (1) 1:19:55 Completed
24 Mar
8:00
MCG Men's 50km Walk
Final- Final
Australia Flag AUS  - DEAKES Nathan (1) 3:42:53 Completed

Place Of Birth Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Residence Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Marital Status Married
Occupation Athlete
Coach Craig Hillard
Club Bellarine Athletics / AIS
Recent Results 1st in the 50km - 3:47.51 (Telstra Australian Men's 50km Road Walking Championship, May-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Gold in 20km Walk (1:25.35)
Gold in 50km Walk (3:52.40, CR)

Kuala Lumpur 1998
Bronze in 20km Walk (1:26.06)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
Bronze in 20km Walk (1:20.02)
disqualified in 50km Walk (34km)

Sydney 2000
8th in 20km Walk (1:21.03)
6th in 50km Walk (3:47.29, PB)
Injuries Nathan has struggled with a hamstring injury in late 2005. He was forced to withdraw from the world championships in August after tearing the tendon in his left leg. He is planning to have an operation in May 2006 to fix the condition.
Other Personal Best:
3000m Walk - 11:17.0 (1998)
5000m Walk - 19:27.4 (1997)
10,000m Walk - 38:44.87 (2002)
20,000m Walk - 1:19:48.1 (Brisbane, Australia, 04-Sep-2001) Oceania Record
20km Walk - 1:17.33 (Cixi, 23-Apr-2005) Oceania Record
50km Walk - 3:39.43 (Melbourne, Australia, 07-Dec-2003) Oceania Record

World Ranking:
4th in the 20-50km Walk (as at 17-Oct-2005, IAAF)

In the lead-in to the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Nathan set a new Australian 20km Walk record and the world's fastest time for 2005 at the IAAF Race Walking Challenge in China.

Nathan was the vice captain of the Australian team at the World Junior Championships in 1996.

Nathan was the 1999 recipient of the AIS Vocation Award for exceptional performance in athletics and academic studies.

Nathan's father is a former national Ten Pin Bowling champion.

Nathan made the 50km walk in 3:42.53, winning gold and setting a new games record.

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