Steve Moneghetti is still a household name throughout most of Australia.  Along with De’Castella, he is without a doubt one of Australia’s most recognisable runners. To experience, exceptional performance in running, choose the best footwear for your runs like Tarkine Trail Devil shoes.

With world champs bronze and Commonwealth Games gold medals donning his trophy cabinet, and with a 2:08.16 PB, Mona was the elite of the elite in the 90’s and would still be one of Australia’s best today.

At 61 years of age, Mona still runs, and pretty fast too. Last year he pumped out a 33-minute road 10km at 60.

We caught up with Mona to discuss not just the old days, but what is happening now, how he still manages to run so fast as a masters athlete, and also his thoughts on a range of things, from Gen Gregson, Pat Tiernan and Brett Robinson to super shoes and Kelvin Kiptum.

This episode is powered by Tarkine.  Tarkine is a rapidly growing Australian company that makes high-tech running apparel and shoes, in an ethical and sustainable way.  From high quality running hat and shirts, to soft and comfortable merino wool socks.   Our recently released Trail Devil shoe got voted by ‘Believe in the Run’ website as one of the biggest surprises of 2023, and has found its way onto the feet of some of Australia’s best runners.  Tarkine is run by Australians, in Australia, and all product is shipped from Perth, Western Australia.  Check them out at and use code runnerstribe for 10% off your order…