Betty Cuthbert– How Did the Runner Die?

Betty Cuthbert died at age 79, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding runner Betty Cuthbert's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Australian runner who won 4 Olympic gold medals, three of them in Melbourne in 1956 and one in Tokyo in 1964.

She was only 18 when she entered the 1956 Summer Olympics.

She set a World Record in the 200 meter event at the 1956 Olympics.

How did Betty Cuthbert die?

Betty Cuthbert's death was caused by multiple sclerosis.

Information about the death of Betty Cuthbert
Cause of deathMultiple Sclerosis
Age of death79 years
BirthdayApril 20, 1938
Death dateAugust 6, 2017
Place of deathMandurah, Australia
Place of burialN/A


"My parents always encouraged me and I had a good home life. We were always taught to respect things and other people. It's so different today, because children are just not taught the right way."

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"I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift, and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability."

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"My salvation was a free gift. I didn't have to work for it and it's better than any gold medal that I've ever won."

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"Everything I did that required effort, I opened my mouth. Even to catch a ball, I opened my mouth."

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"No way did I ever think I was going to win the 100m."

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