DENT Martin < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 08 Feb 1979 in Woking, ENG
Height1.80 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Katie, four children
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Occupation Athlete, Public Servant
Languages English
Higher education Commerce - Australia National University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I did well at school in cross country and gradually progressed through to the national level over the years. I also competed in Little Athletics on the Central Coast."
Club / Team Weston Creek Athletics Club: Bankstown, NSW, AUS
International Debut
Year 1999
Competing for Australia
General Interest
Nicknames Marty (Twitter profile, 02 Oct 2013)
Hero / Idol Australian long distance runners Robert De Castella and Steve Moneghetti. (athleticsact.org.au, 14 Dec 2010)
Injuries He suffered from an Achilles' heel problem in 2007. (runforyourlife.com.au, 01 Nov 2008)

He had surgery for a hamstring problem in October 2000. (runforyourlife.com.au, 01 Nov 2008
Awards and honours He won the 2011/12 award for Outstanding Athlete - Cross Country and Road Running from Athletics Australian Capital Territory [ACT]. (athleticsact.org.au, 27 May 2012)
Other information DISCIPLINE CHANGE
He began his athletics career as a steeple chaser and competed in the event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne before switching to the marathon. (canberratimes.com.au, 19 May 2012)

CITY TO SURF TRIUMPH
He became the first Australian to win Sydney's annual City to Surf run in 11 years when he triumphed in 2008. (Athletics Australia, 01 Dec 2009)

FROM ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA
He was born in London but his family moved to Australia when he was age two. (theage.com.au, 17 May 2012)