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Cam Dunbar arrives in Tassie

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1 Cam Dunbar arrives in Tassie on Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:22 am



Cam Dunbar arrives at Launceston Airport with his partner
Clare Briggs and her family, sister Anna and mother Anne.

Dunbar gets taste of Tassie
The Examiner
24 Dec, 2010

CAM Dunbar will enjoy the best of both worlds over the next few days.

The 30-year-old Victorian sprinter has taken the opportunity to come to Tasmania to run in some of the rich sprint races over the Christmas carnivals series and at the same time wants to take in some of the state's tourist attractions.

Dunbar arrived in Launceston yesterday and with a family group intends spending a few days at Cradle Mountain.

On Boxing Day it will be down to business when he dons the spikes and runs in the $5000 Latrobe Gift on the opening day of the carnival series.

Dunbar is the joint backmarker off 6.75 metres in the Latrobe Gift courtesy of some consistent running in Victoria in the past couple of seasons.

This year he has won the Keilor and Euroa gifts and his previous victories include the Maryborough, Rye and Bendigo gifts.

He was judged this year's winner of the Victorian Athletic League and the Australian Athletic Commission's sprinter of year and it is the second time he has won both awards.

Dunbar intends running at the Latrobe and Devonport carnivals but will miss Burnie as he has a commitment at Maryborough on New Year's Day.

"My father and I are both former winners of the Maryborough Gift and it will be the club's 150th anniversary next week," he said.

Dunbar's father Rick was a former professional runner in Scotland before coming to Australia and he dominated the local scene at the height of his career.

He won the Maryborough Gift in 1966 and in the same year finished second to Tasmanian Basil Burley in the Australian professional sprint championship.

Dunbar said he had heard a lot about the Tasmanian carnival series and was looking forward to competing for the first time.

"My coach Todd Ireland won the Burnie Gift and has some close connections here," he said.

Ireland also won the Maryborough Gift and will join the Dunbars in the sesquicentenary celebrations.

Apart from the Latrobe Gift Dunbar will run in the 400m on Boxing Day and at Devonport has entered the 70m and 400m.

2 Re: Cam Dunbar arrives in Tassie on Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:32 pm


He win LaTrobe?

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