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Myrtleford's Ben Buckingham aims to reach Tokyo 2020 steeplechase final at first Olympic Games

Beau Greenway
Updated July 30 2021 - 1:55pm, first published July 28 2021 - 2:30pm
GREEN AND GOLD: Ben Buckingham has made his first Australian Olympic team at the age of 29 and will contest the 3000m steeplechase heats on Friday.
GREEN AND GOLD: Ben Buckingham has made his first Australian Olympic team at the age of 29 and will contest the 3000m steeplechase heats on Friday.

Ben Buckingham's journey to become an Olympian has been more than a decade in the making, but it's made the feeling of representing Australia on the world's biggest stage, at the age of 29, even sweeter. The Myrtleford-born athlete is part of a full complement of Australians to compete in the 3000m steeplechase for the first time since the 1956 Games in Melbourne. He spoke to The Border Mail's BEAU GREENWAY about how he's prepared himself for Tokyo 2020.

Beau Greenway

Beau Greenway

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I like to tell the stories of great people in our communities. Email: beau.greenway@austcommunitymedia.com.au