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Cairn commemorates marathon runner Geoffrey Matheson Watt.

Geoff Watt was a well travelled marathoner and father of Olympic cyclist Kathy Watt. He perished at Mount Erica in September 1969 while out running.  He came 10th in the 1959 Boston Marathon in America and 10th in the renowned 90 kilometre Comrades Marathon in South Africa.

Location

Address:Mount Erica Road, Mount Erica, Baw Baw , 3833
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.899713
Long: 146.364812
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Actual Event STart Date:05-September-1969
Actual Event End Date:05-September-1969

Dedication

Front Inscription

Geoffrey Mathieson Watt.
Marathon Runner.

Perished while training on this mountain (Mt Erica) .

5th September 1969.
 

Source: VMR
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