400m champion John Steffensen calling the shots on and off the track

It was a well-rehearsed line, delivered with precision by John Steffensen.

"It was a murder scene out there, the way I murdered their little boys. Someone should call 000. It was a crime scene," Steffensen said on national TV after winning his first race of the season in Perth earlier this month.

As is usually the case with the former Commonwealth 400m champion, the remarks became an instant talking point with many raising their eyebrows.

"It was a joke people," Steffensen said in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Herald Sun this week. "It was funny. Watch the interview, it's a joke after the race. It's funny. It's OK to laugh.

Read the full story at the Herald Sun

Related articles

You might also enjoy reading our latest news:

AA stand by decision to fine Rowe

Athletics Australia are sticking by the controversial decision to fine Alex Rowe, despite admitting the rising star did the right thing by taking up a last-minute invitation to race in Monte Carlo.

Alex Rowe fined $1300 for missing team camp due to race in which he equalled Australian 800m record

New national 800m record holder Alex Rowe has been fined $1300 by Athletics Australia for racing in the event where he equalled the 46-year mark.

Nick Willis: Achieving the goal

Sport can change one's life on so many levels, and this interview with Nick Willis reminded me of what an amazing medium sport provides to set and achieve goals.

Delighted Alex Rowe equals 46-year-old 800m national record

Alex Rowe had thought all day about how the moment would be when he broke the national 800m record. He had thought too about falling short of the time. He had not considered doing neither.

Morgan makes tracks onto US soil

Australia’s fastest 18-year-old, booming cross-country runner Morgan McDonald, is preparing to hit the track and take his name onto American soil.

Not what you're looking for?
Custom Search