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'Half of Terang was there': Barefoot runner recalls gift feat 50 years on

Meg Saultry
Updated December 1 2023 - 3:52pm, first published 3:37pm
Laurie Heffernan ahead of the Terang Gift; (inset) Heffernan in 1973 winning the one-mile final at the Stawell Gift. Main picture by Sean McKenna
Laurie Heffernan ahead of the Terang Gift; (inset) Heffernan in 1973 winning the one-mile final at the Stawell Gift. Main picture by Sean McKenna

Terang's Laurie Heffernan never liked drawing attention to himself despite racing barefooted.

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Meg Saultry

Meg Saultry

Sports Journalist

Sports journalist at the Warrnambool Standard, with a strong interest in Australian rules football, basketball and women in sport.

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