Jack Lovelock

New Zealand Olympian: 33

Olympic

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Commonwealth

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Jack Lovelock was one of the greatest figures in the history of athletics, one of only a handful of runners to have set world records for both the 1500m and mile, and to have also won an Olympic 1500m gold medal.

Lovelock ensured his athletics immortality when, in front of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, he ran a brilliant tactical race to win the 1500m in world record time. It was, he recorded in his meticulously-kept diary, "the most perfectly-executed race of my life".

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