When Beau Wheeldon competed in the State Little Athletics, he was literally running in his father’s footsteps. He won the under 10s 100 metre sprint, some 35 years after his dad, Marc Wheeldon, earned the same place in the same race.
“It is very special to share it,” said Marc. “It was really cool to watch it as it brought back lots of memories from 1986.”
Beau also took out second place in the under 10s 70 metre race and fifth in the under 10s 200 metre race. Despite his athletic genes, Beau trained to achieve such fantastic results, working for five months and exercising up to six times a week.
Marc, who was a national athlete and award-winning bodybuilder, is no doubt an inspiration to his son who is looking forward to pursing a life of sport, hoping to compete at the Olympics one day.
“We are very proud parents,” finished Marc.