On Sunday, the sporting world lost one of the greatest ever athletes, Betty Cuthbert. She was undoubtedly the finest track and field athlete in Australian history. For the last 48 years she had battled multiple sclerosis, but bravely forth on accepting it was god’s wish for her to use her public profile to raise awareness and funds of the illness. She was aged 79 when she passed away in a nursing home in Mandurah WA. David Tarbotton and Ron Bendall look back on her career for Athletics NSW.