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1957 Stawell Gift winner John Carr passes away

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The 1957 Stawell Gift winner, John Carr, sadly passed away on on Sunday at the age of 85.

His daughter, Sue Carr, said "He lived a long and happy life, with an undying passion for professional running. He won the Stawell Gift in 1957, as well as the Maryborough Gift, the Rosebud Gift and the Ararat Gift."

A former pro runner herself, Sue won the 120m Women's Gift at Stawell twice and is the only father/daughter combination to win both Gift's at Stawell.

His funeral is at 1:30pm at St Bernards Church in Bacchus Marsh this Friday (May 27).

Watch John Carr win the 1957 Stawell Gift