Who was the famous New Zealand runner who won a gold medal in 1964?
Sir Peter George Snell KNZM OBE
Sir Peter George Snell KNZM OBE (17 December 1938 – 12 December 2019) was a New Zealand middle-distance runner. He won three Olympic gold medals, and is the only man since 1920 to have won the 800 and 1500 metres at the same Olympics, in 1964.
Where did Peter Snell do long training runs?
Peter Snells Training Diaries Leading into Tokyo The lead into the 1964 Tokyo Olympics exemplifies Peter Snell’s training. By, April 1964, Snell was a bit flat and needed more basic conditioning to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics to be held in October 1964.
What record did Peter Snell break?
27 January 1962 The 23-year-old Olympic 800-m champion (see 2 September) hoped to run the first four-minute mile on New Zealand soil. In fact, he broke Australian Herb Elliott’s 3½-year-old world record by the smallest possible margin, 0.1 seconds.
Did Peter Snell have kids?
Snell was knighted in 2007, and a statue of him was erected of him at Whanganui, where he broke the world mile record in 1962. He is survived by Miki and by two daughters from his first marriage, Amanda and Jacqui.
Is Peter Snell alive?
December 12, 2019Peter Snell / Date of death
What hills did Peter Snell train on?
Snell states that he would run 90 minutes every morning and then do other runs throughout the day. However, on a Sunday he would without fail run the 22-mile hilly course through the Waikati ranges.
Who are Peter Snells parents?
Peter George Snell was born on Dec. 17, 1938, in the New Zealand beach town of Opunake, to George and Margaret Snell. His father was an electrical engineer.
Where did Peter Snell win his gold medals?
In between, he won two gold medals at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth 1962 for the 880 yards and one mile events. During this period Snell broke at least six world records. One of the highlights of his athletic career was being part of the winning 4 x 1 mile relay race in Dublin in 1961.
What is the deepest lake in NZ?
Kayakers paddle on a calm Lake Hauroko, at 462 metres New Zealand’s deepest lake, in the southern part of Fiordland National Park.
What school did Peter Snell go to?
University of California, Davis
Washington State UniversityMount Albert Grammar School
What hills did Peter Snell train?
When did Peter Snell set world mile record?
27 January 1962
Like the very best world record performances, the story of Snell’s stunning 3:54.4 mile on home soil on 27 January 1962 was a tale of the unexpected.