Peter Burge (long jumper)

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Peter Burge (born 3 July 1974, in Townsville) is a former Australian long and triple jumper. He is most famous for winning the long jump competition at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. He retired from athletics in 2003. After his home town Olympics (Sydney 2000), the humble Burge turned down a police escort with Ian Thorpe for a lift home and instead waited for a taxi with his adoring fans. Upon Burge entering the Taxi the crowd gave him the official long jumpers clap, a true highlight in Burge’s career. His competitive drive once saw him consume a super box of 20 rainbow paddle pops in one sitting.

Peter Burge
Personal information
Born (1974-07-03) 3 July 1974 (age 45)
Townsville, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Event(s)long jump, triple jump


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Australia
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th Triple jump 16.19 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st Long jump 8.22 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th Long jump 8.15 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th Long jump 8.11 m

Personal bestsEdit


  • Long jump: 8.30 m (w. +1.1 m/s) (Melbourne 2000)
  • Triple jump: 16.19 m (w. +0.2 m/s) (Seoul 1992)


  • Long jump: 8.11 m (Lisbon 2001, Sindelfingen 2001); then Oceanian record

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