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About Melinda

Melinda Gainsford-Taylor AM is one of the truly great runners of Australian athletics history.

In the 2017 Australia Day Honours List Melinda was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). For her significant service to athletics as a sprinter, at the national and international level, and as a role model for young athletes.

Melinda is a three time Olympian and is the current Australian Record Holder in the 200m. Melinda also held the Australian Record in the 100m, for some 20 years, until it was recently broken by Melissa Breen.

As popular with the media as she is with the greater public, Melinda’s relaxed and endearing personality, combined with her professional approach, make her a delight to work with.  Melinda is a successful media commentator and is an ideal choice as an MC or guest speaker inspiring audiences by sharing the challenges and successes from her international athletics career.

Melinda has adapted her learnings as an athlete to that of coach assisting corporates in developing strategies in goal setting and providing management with techniques to inspire and motivate their staff.

In addition Melinda is committed to coaching and mentoring athletes through her group sessions. Encouraging kids to be their best and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

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