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.

Murray now has the unique and amazing opportunity to represent his country in a home Commonwealth Games, an opportunity very few athletes ever get to experience.



  • Commonwealth Games Representative, Australia (Athletics)
  • Australian 400m Champion


  • Oceania Team Captain, Australia
  • Oceania 400m Champion, Representing Australia
  • Queensland 400m State Medallist


  • Stawell Gift Winner


  • Queensland Senior State League Representative – Gold Coast  (Football)
  • Gold Coast Premier League – Premiership Winning Player (Merrimac, Burleigh Heads)
  • Sporting House Captain – King’s Christian College
  • Senior Sportsman of the Year – King’s Christian College (2004)
  • Queensland Junior Representative (Athletics, Soccer, Surf Saving, Cross Country)
  • National Junior Medallist (Athletics)