To succeed unexpectedly and against the odds.
Derives from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City when Steven Bradbury won gold in the 1000m speed skating event by skating at the back of the pack and racing past when all the other competitors crashed on the last corner.
We can confirm, with great excitement, that this year's Pasta Night Guest Speaker is none other than Aussie sporting legend Steven Bradbury! His talk will cover his years of determination and hard work leading up to the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, the broken neck and major leg injury (111 stitches) that sidelined him during training, and will include audience participation and the opportunity to hold his gold medal.
"His career as an Olympic athlete was driven by determination and most importantly a will to succeed. With the same passion he showed on the ice, Steven has continued his success as a Motivational speaker, MC/Facilitator and After Dinner Speaker at over 650 conferences and events in 12 countries.
"His warm friendly nature, down to earth manner and use of humour is sure to help ‘break the ice’. The Bradbury story is one of the true Aussie battler who overcomes much adversity to achieve the ultimate goal".
Bookings for the Pasta Night, as well as registration for all Running Festival events, will open during March.
And you never know - someone might do a Bradbury during the Pub2Pub or Flinders5.