Steffensen (second from the left) after winning the bronze medal at the 2009 World Championships 4 x 400 m Silver
|Born||30 August 1982|
|Height||180 cm (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||71 kg (157 lb)|
|Event(s)||4 × 400m Relay|
John William Steffensen (born 30 August 1982) is an Australian former athlete, who specialised in 200 and 400 metres. He won silver at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. His personal bests were 20.79 and 44.73.
Steffensen won the gold medal in the 400 m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, with a time of 44.73, setting a new personal best. He won a second gold medal as the first runner in the 4 × 400 m Australian relay team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Sine then, he has been making regular appearances on Nine Network's Wide World of Sports as a co-host.
Steffensen collaborated with Athletics Australia to develop the Nitro Athletics track and field series, which included variations on the traditional one-day athletics meeting with the intention of widening the sport's fanbase.
- "Results of the 400m final at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games". Retrieved 2006-03-23.
- Gallagher, Brendan (9 September 2010). "Commonwealth Games 2010: Australia's John Steffensen to boycott Delhi games". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- Bolt launches Nitro Athletics in Melbourne . IAAF (2016-11-04). Retrieved on 2017-02-13.
- Official website
- John Steffensen profile at IAAF
- Athletics Australia profile
- John Steffensen - Dexion Brand Ambassador
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