Australia's Greatest Athlete in 2011

A TV sporting challenge show to find Australia's greatest athlete, sponsored by Rexona, has been running since 2009. Here are details of the third series of Rexona Australia's Greatest Athlete held in 2011, starting Feb 13, and filmed at the Novatel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. Top athletes from a range of sports are were chosen, with each athlete tested in 15 challenges and the winner determined by the athlete that performs the best across all 15 tasks. See more on Australia's Greatest Athlete, and also a discussion about TV Athlete Challenges, part of the attempt to find the World's Greatest Athlete.

The Athletes

Eight athletes from Australia sport went head to head in the Season 3 of Australia's greatest athlete challenge. Final points results and order is as shown. Billy Slater, who won the first two seasons of the show, did not defend his title, but was still there as a 'Rexona Ambassador'.

place points athlete notes
1 995 Quade Cooper Rugby Union player, Queensland Reds
2 890 Shannon Eckstein Two-time world Ironman champion (runner up of season 2)
3 805 Ken Wallace Olympic and World Kayak champion
4 795 Kurt Gidley Newcastle Knights Rugby League player
5 730 Eamon Sullivan Olympic swimmer
6 710 Luke Hodge Hawthorn AFL captain
7 670 Fabrice Lapierre Commonwealth Games Long jumper
8 645 Mark Winterbottom V8 Supercar driver

stopwatch2011 Challenges

The sportsmen will compete in eleven challenges over six episodes. Here are details of the challenges.

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