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The Eiffel Tower Paris

Perceptions so often create expectations, some good and others not so: when it comes to travel, I’m not immune to having my expectations surpassed. It’s not that I aim low – it’s more that I prefer not to count my chickens before they hatch. I tend to live by this somewhat simple philosophy, and over the years I’m sure it’s helped me dodge staring too often down the barrel of disappointment. I prefer to avoid pre-empting how things will be [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Blog, Life|2 Comments

ALS Ice bucket challenge

ALS Ice bucket challenge is a brilliant example of the power of social media used in a positive way. I have seen first hand the impact of MND and personally I hope that everyone gets nominated. Not only will being involved with the ALS ice bucket challenge make a difference and help the researches but it brings this hideous disease out to the open and gives us all a chance to be educated. There is a cure out there and [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Life|0 Comments

My 2014 Commonwealth Games experience

My 2014 Commonwealth Games experience was nothing short of bloody awesome. There were plenty of set backs along the way but that's life and I know any goal worth having is worth working for. Being selected to take on the best athletes in the Commonwealth is a real buzz, to make the final of the discus was my goal and I'm delighted I was able to do that. I finished 8th. I loved the chance to explore Scotland and have a [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Blog, Life, Sport|0 Comments

The right leg for the job

As an amputee I know how important it is to have the right leg for the job. Six years after retiring from elite sport, I was looking for a new challenge. At just about this time, I learned that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games were to include the discus throw for leg amputees – a first in Comm Games history. I teamed up with an old mate – prosthetist and former discus-thrower Richard Fejer from OAPL – to assist me in [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Life, Sport|0 Comments

Step by step to the Commonwealth Games

Step by step to the Commonwealth Games There is no doubt with hard work great things can be achieved. Qualifying for the Commonwealth Games has been a tough and exciting journey, one of the things that excites me about this opportunity to represent our great country is the constant willingness to be the best I can be, it's so much easier to push yourself when you know why you are doing it. This video was taken during my strength and [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 24th, 2014|Blog, Life, Sport|0 Comments

Don Elgin Commonwealth Games journey

Don Elgin Commonwealth Games journey hasn't been easy but it has been fun. Like all elite athletes there have been some set backs but they are soon put aside when your goal of being selected is realised. I took my camera to training to capture some of what I get up to, maybe I shouldn't have strapped the camera to the discus... http://youtu.be/jG6hOhaXQLo Keep smiling Cheers Don  

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:23+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Life, Sport|0 Comments

A Commonwealth Games Sporting Dream

Never did I think it would be possible for me to have a chance of realise my Commonwealth Games Sporting Dream It’s March 2013. I’m on my way to help one of my old coaches out by having a chat with one of the leg-amputee discus throwers he’s working with. As a former multi-event athlete, it’s not uncommon for me to be called upon to assist others, particularly leg amputees who are chasing their sporting dreams. I’m standing in the carpark [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:24+00:00 June 5th, 2014|Blog, Featured Slider, Life, Sport, Uncategorized|8 Comments

The Police prove it's more important to slow down than to die

Do we have our priorities right? The police have proven it's more important to slow down than to die by spending millions of dollars on a system that leaves the most vulnerable at risk I question our position on many things in this wonderful country I call home. I question the millions of dollars spent by police and the tactics used to catch speeding motorist, in some cases by just a few km’s an hour. In my experience people slow [...]

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:24+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Life|3 Comments

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius news.com.au asked Don about his relationship with Oscar Pistorius, it turns out Elgin is a good friend of Pistorius and he wasn't shying away from his views. Click this link and read the article. http://www.news.com.au/sport/breaking-news/why-i-believe-in-oscar-pistorius-aussie-pal-don-elgin-says-blade-runners-a-broken-man/news-story/628827402d99f737eadcac810ee019eb Keen to get Don's book or learn more. Click here: https://donelgin.com.au/book/ Watch showreel: https://youtu.be/xAPHf6uMH-o Don't forget you can follow Don on Facebook  &  Twitter  

By | 2018-07-31T12:17:24+00:00 May 26th, 2012|About, Blog, Fundraising Events, Life, Sport|Comments Off on Oscar Pistorius