Kurt Mulcahy is an athlete who was awarded a Scholarship within the 2009 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, he was paired with Bruce McAvaney OAM as his Mentor.
Kurt was born in New South Wales in 1989 and came to Athletics after an accomplished junior career in rugby league. Kurt signed a scholarship with the Sydney Roosters NRL team but was given the chance to pursue Athletics in a bid to qualify for an Olympic Games. He subsequently relocated to Canberra on a scholarship with the Australian Institute of Sport and committed full time to sprinting.
Kurt demonstrated his potential when he finished fourth in the 400m at the World Junior Championships in 2008. He then ran a personal best of 45.90s at the ACT Track and Field Championships in 2009 and registered a B qualifier for the world titles. At the same meet, he won the 200m in 20.89s, another PB.
Kurt again lowered his 400m PB in February of 2009 when he ran 45.84s to finish third at the Sydney Track Classic. He won another bronze medal in the 400m at the national championships, and competed at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia.
Honours & Achievements
- 2007: Australian Institute of Sport, scholarship signed.
- 2008: World Junior Championships, 4th in the 400m.
- 2008: World Junior Championships, 200m winner.
- 2009: Sydney Track Classic, placed 3rd.
- 2009: National Championships, bronze in the 400m.
- 2009: World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, competed.
- 2009: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder.