Inspiration doesn’t come much better!

At 73, Greg Osborn of Taylors Lakes in Victoria isn’t letting a measly 7300 stair climb get in his way.  He’ll be at the MCG on Sunday 2 June, stomping his way up down and around the grandstand stairs like the legend that he is. 

The annual stair climbing event attracts thousands of participants to the MCG each year. 2024 will be Stadium Stomp’s tenth event at the MCG and Greg’s tenth go at it.

It’s been a journey to fitness for the 73-year-old, which began when Greg was 58 years of age and 130kg.

After a wakeup call motivated him to act, Greg lost 35kg in one year and ran his first marathon at 60 years of age. Since then, Greg has run more than 13,180km, completed 22 Marathons, 99 half marathons, thirteen 30km fun runs, nine Eureka Climbs to name a few of his challenges.

As for Greg, his philosophy is simple: “While my body still works, I’ll keep moving it, because I’m here, and because I can.“

“He’s been stomping with us from the beginning. Greg’s an amazing man that could put many people half his age to shame!” says Stadium Stomp Marketing Manager, Susie King.

“To begin all those challenges in his senior years when most of us are giving up is very inspiring! It shows what can be achieved if you set your mind to it and we’re thrilled he’ll be joining us again this year, for his tenth Stadium Stomp in our tenth year,” she says.

Greg’s achievement has been marked with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift valued at $250 from the team at Stadium Stomp.

“When I was at my heaviest, I realised that “That one day” could be getting close and I didn’t want to waste any more time. says Greg.

“All the activity has kept my weight down. I’m not stopping any time soon and hope to still be doing these things into my 80’s,” he adds.

Greg will join thousands of participants stair climbing the MCG at Stadium Stomp in June, and every one of them has a reason for taking on this epic challenge.

The sheer size of the MCG and the number of stairs within it, makes for a formidable challenge but not an insurmountable one. If Greg, at age 73 can go on to do another Stadium Stomp, it proves that age is just a number.

Tickets to stair climb the MCG on Sunday 2 June are available here. Courses range in length from 7300 to 1900 stairs.

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