Why I Wanted to Interview Steve Do I really need to explain? If you've grown up in New Zealand chances are you've heard Steve Gurneys' name pop up on more than one occasion. Not only is he a sporting legend (multi-sport and endurance) but he is also an inspirational Motivational and Adventure Speaker, Inventor and Author. I wanted to know about what it takes to think big and achieve big. I also wanted to ask Steve if he had any advice for those of us wanting to achieve our goals and reach the next level.
Sporting Achievements & Accomplishments Just to name a few...
Subaru Primal Quest Race in Colorado 2002
Speights Coast to Coast a Record 9 Wins 1990 – 2003
Mizone Endurazone Winner
Xerox Challenge 1990
Cape Reinga to Bluff Winner
NZ Mountain Bike Team Member to the World Champs 1990 & 1994
National Downhill Mountain Bike Champ 1989
Mountains to the Sea Winner 1992, 1993, 1996
South Island Wild Water Kayaking Champ 1990
Australian Subaru Classic Series Winner 1991 & 1992
Raid Gauloises Adventure Team Race Winners 1989, 1994, 1999
Canterbury Sportsperson of the Year Award 1991 & 1998
Finalist 2002 Halberg Sportsman of the Year
MNZM (Member of the NZ order of Merit) for Services to Endurance Sport
More Interesting Information
Steve was born in Hamilton in 1963 and is the eldest of four children.
Steve says he wasn't particularly talented at his sport in younger years, and says that as primary school boy, he was usually last in all school sports.
Steve maintains that his positive attitude, determination and passion for what he does, has helped him become successful in the things he does.
Services & Contacts Steve provides a variety of professional services, books and innovative products. Everything you need to know about Steve, including his contact details can be found in the following two websites:
Steve in a Singapore Hospital infected with Leptosporosis. Steve developed the bacterial infection as a result of being exposed to bat dung and came close to dying. Listen to 'How a piece of paper led to winning 7 consecutive coast to coast races' to find out what happened next.