1983 Ron Grant – Around Australia Run
Ronald Moreton (Ron) Grant OAM (born 1943) is an Australian long distance runner.
In 1983 Ron ran around Australia. His run was in an anticlockwise direction, starting in Brisbane, then to Townsville, Mt Isa, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney back to Brisbane.
Ron completed the circumnavigation of 13,383 km in 217 days for an overall daily average of 61.67km.
Soon after this achievement, he was awarded the Queensland Sportsman of the year Award (1983), Queenslander of the Year (1984) and Order of Australia (1984).