Yesterday, at Sydney’s Leichardt Oval, Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty show hosted Celebrity Sprinters.
In a true battle of the Australian sporting codes, hosted by celebrity commentator Tom Williams, five athletes competed in a 100m sprint.
Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty national drive show, enlisted some of the biggest sporting stars from the AFL, NRL, boxing and the swimming, to go head to head in the Celebrity Sprint.
Five Nova listeners were represented by the handpicked celebrity sprinters, with the first over the line winning their listener a brand-new sporty Ford Escape ST-Line.
Whoever crossed the finish line first, won a Ford Escape ST-Line for the Nova listener they were running for. Olympians, AFL record holders and NRL’s most memorable went head to head, and the winner by a single inch was..
Josh Gibson, with Emma from taking home her brand new car!
The celebrity sport star line-up included:
Moana Hope, a player for North Melbourne football club in the women’s AFL league. Her competitive spirit was never more evident than as a contestant on Channel Ten’s Australian Survivor: Champions vs Contenders.
Josh Gibson, a member of Hawthorn’s 2013, 2014 and 2015 premiership winning team, recently retired from AFL after a career high, playing over 255 professional games. In January, Gibson was a contestant on Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!. where he came in 8th place.
Anthony Minichiello, regarded as one of Australia’s greatest NRL fullbacks, captained the NRL’s Sydney Roosters as a one club man. Career accolades include playing at club, state and national levels. Familiar with scoring field length tries for the NRL’s Sydney Roosters, Anthony will be one to watch during the race!
Jeff Horn is one of Australia’s toughest professional boxers. Horn is an Olympian who held the WBO welterweight title from 2017-2018. His professional boxing record stands at 20 fights, 18 wins and one loss.
Eamon Sullivan is speedy in the pool, but will he be quick on land? Eamon is one of Australia’s fastest swimmers, competing in the 2004 Olympics in Athens aged 18. The youngest member of the Australian men’s team, he competed in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay team. Eamon has also proven himself to be a talented chef, winning Australia’s first ever Celebrity Masterchef in 2009.
Over the past two weeks, Nova has partnered with Ford to give listeners around the country the opportunity to win a brand-new Ford Escape ST-Line and take part in Kate, Tim & Marty’s Celebrity Sprinters via the Nova website. Those lucky enough to receive a call from the Kate, Tim & Martyshow, were required to guess the sport associated with the ‘Sports Slang”, to be in the draw to have a celebrity sprint on their behalf.
In the last four years, Kate, Tim & Marty have broadcast their show from a private jet, a train (The Ghan) travelling across Australia and a jacuzzi in a Las Vegas penthouse. Most recently they joined the celebrations for the Royal Wedding in London. The show is Australia’s number one drive program, with a share of 11.4% and over 1.5 million listeners.