INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Paralympic Games: 2000 -2nd (800m), 4th (1500m), 2nd (4x100m relay), 21st (marathon), 2004 – 4th (800m), 4th (1500m), 1st (5000m), 1st (marathon), 2nd (4x100m relay), 2008 – 2nd (800m), 3rd (1500m), 2nd (5000m), 1st (marathon) IPC World Championships: 2002 – 7th (400m), 7th (800m), 2006 – 1st (800m), 3rd (1500m), 1st (5000m), 1st (marathon) Commonwealth Games: 2010 – 1st (T54 1500m) ROAD RACING VICTORIES Marathons: 2006 – New York (USA), Seoul (KOR), Sydney 2007 – Port Elizabeth (RSA), George (RSA), Los Angeles (USA), Rome (ITA), Treviso (ITA), Seoul (KOR), Paris (FRA), Sydney, Chicago (USA), New York (USA) 2008 –Chicago (USA), New York (USA) 2009 – Paris (FRA), London (GBR), Seoul (KOR), Sydney, Chicago (USA), New York (USA) EVENTS / PERSONAL BESTS T54 400m: 47.92 – Atlanta (USA), 2008 T54 800m: 1:32.73 – Athens (GRE), 2004 T54 1500m: 2:55.92 – Arbo (SUI), 24//06/2010 T54 500m: 9:54.99 – Cedartown (USA), 2008 T54 10,000m: 21:24.36 – Arbon (SUI), 24/06/2010 Wheelchair half marathon: 42:37 Wheelchair marathon: 1:22.16 – Seoul (KOR), 2007 RECORD(S) Paralympic records: T54 5000m: 10:13.86 – Beijing (CHN), 08/09/2008 Wheelchair marathon: 1:23.17 – Beijing (CHN), 17/09/2008 World Championships meet record: T54 800m: 1:38.91 – Assen (NED), 2006 Australian records: T54 400m: 47.92 – Atlanta (USA), 2007 T54 800m: 1:32.73 T54 1500m: 2:59.04 – Atlanta (USA), 2007 T54 5000m: 9:45.10 – Cedartown (USA), 2008 T54 10,000m: 20:32.00 – Sydney, 2007 Wheelchair marathon: 1:23.17 – Beijing (CHN), 08/09/2008
Kurt is missing the lower portion of his spine. Introduced to wheelchair basketball before athletics, he started competing in wheelchair races in his teens whilst in school at Carcoar. After finishing his HSC in 1998 he moved to Sydney to study for a Bachelor of Human Movement degree. A bevy of accolades off the track have seen Kurt named a Young Australian of the Year finalist (2005), recipient of a Pierre De Coubertin Award, an Australian Sports Award (Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability -2006) and the sole Australian nominated for a prestigious Laureus World Sports Award in 2007.