Murray Goodwin is a Gold Coast based mature-age athlete who completed his stunning comeback to the sport of athletics after a long hiatus serving his community as a local Physical Education teacher. After returning to the sport in 2014, spurred on by the support of his students, teachers, friends and family, he quickly regained notoriety by claiming victory in the 2015 Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest, richest, and most prestigious footrace.

Off the back of his odds-defying return, he ambitiously set his sights on the Rio Olympic Games. However, shortly after re-commencing training, Murray faced the devastating news that he required what was expected to be career-ending hip surgery. Despite all adversity, Murray pushed on with his life-long dreams of representing Australia, slowly working his way back to fitness during 2017, and ultimately completing his miraculous comeback at the 2018 National Championships, winning the 400m title and gaining national selection.

Commonwealth Games 2018


Murray is thrilled to announce his selection for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games! After a huge amount of hard work, determination, blood, sweat and tears, this full-time school teacher has achieved his goal of representing Australia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on his home turf.

Click here to watch his stunning finals victory at the 2018 Australian Championships.



Murray will be sharing details of his journey to the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, from training and preparation to life in the Athlete Village. Click below to connect with Murray and follow his  story. 



A confident public speaker, Murray is happy to be contacted in relation to public appearances including community & corporate events. With many years of elite sport training under his belt, Murray would be delighted to share some of what he has learned along the way and loves being involved in junior sports.

Murray is a qualified Athletics Australia sprints coach specialising in speed and agility development for both track and field athletes. Murray also works with other team sport and individual athletes who require speed elements in their chosen discipline.

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Q&A With Murray Goodwin

Q&A WITH MURRAY GOODWIN Date of Birth: 16th Jan 1987 Height: 178cm Weight: 70kg Place of Birth:Gold Coast, Australia Nicknames: Muzz & Goodo Hobbies: Fishing, Guitar Occupation: Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher Tertiary Education: Griffith University – Bachelor of Education (HPE Major) Coach: Brett Robinson Sporting Relatives: My father was a Australian Junior 800m …