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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:59 PM

I only just learnt that Ian Cornelius passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was a stalwart in the ultra running world, a past president of AURA, and a good bloke to boot. RIP Ian.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:32 PM

No way! What happened?

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:13 PM

View PostKatz, on 18 August 2019 - 05:32 PM, said:

No way! What happened?
I'm not sure exactly. A friend of mine said that he died of pneumonia. He was living in the Philippines.

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 10:17 PM

This is copied from the AURA website:

Vale Ian Cornelius
The past week also saw the unexpected news of the passing of one of the ultra running community’s favourite people, Ian Cornelius, on August 2.
Ian was a dedicated race organiser, and we were proud to have him on board as a past AURA president.
The August edition of Ultramag will feature a special report on Ian, and we are calling for those in the AURA community who would like to write a dedication paragraph, to do so and email ultramag@aura.asn.au with your commemoration.
We would love to hear your thoughts, memories, and personal experiences with Ian, to be a part of the story.
If you have photographs of Ian, please also send those with information detailing where the photo was taken, what year, and in what capacity the image was taken. Photos of yourself with Ian are also welcome.
A tribute run will be held this month, on August 25, at the Nerang Velodrome on Hope Street, Nerang in Queensland.
For more information on being a part of the event click here to be taken to a Facebook event page where you will be encouraged to bring a singlet/shirt from one of Ian’s previous events and post run snacks and drinks.