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Congratulations to St Peters Old Scholar, Dane Bird-Smith (2009), 2018 Commonwealth Games 20km Men's Race Walk Champion and Games record holder!

Adding to his bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, a jubilant Dane, also known as the "Bird-man", held off English challenger, Tom Bosworth, to secure the gold in record Games time.

Dane said the unbelievable energy of the local crowd helped him to victory on the final lap to the finish line.

Speaking after the race, he said, "I couldn't help but find a new gear and do it for you! This is one moment in history I will never forget."

Dane came to St Peters in Years 11 and 12 on a part scholarship.

"I really tried to excel at the Athletics program while I was there on scholarship because I felt like I wanted to repay St Peters," Dane said after winning his bronze medal in Rio.

He now has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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