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Daniel Batman (20 March 1981 – 26 June 2012) was an Australian sprinter. He competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He was the Australian national men's 200 metres champion in 2005 and 2008. His best international achievement was a sixth place finish at the 2003 World Indoor Championships.

Batman was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He claimed to be a descendant of John Batman, the founder of Melbourne. He married fellow Australian Olympian Nova Peris in 2002. The couple had two children, and split in 2010. His third child was born in 2011.

On 26 June 2012, Batman was killed in a car crash in Marrakai, southeast of Darwin, Northern Territory. He was 31.

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