Coburg Harriers Gallery

Coburg Harriers Gallery

1960 Olympian Herb Elliot 1
Herb Elliott AC MBE is Australia's greatest middle distance runner. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Few people have ever exercised such absolute authority in any branch of sport as Elliott did in middle distance running from 1957 to 1961. During that span he never lost a 1500 metres or 1 mile race. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions. Elliot's nearest rival was fellow Australian Merv Lincoln.

1960 Olympic Games Gold Medal 	1,500m	3 minutes 35.6 seconds	(World Record)
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal	880 Yards 1 minute 49.3 seconds	
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal	1 Mile	3 minutes 59 seconds

1960 Olympian Herb Elliot 1

Herb Elliott AC MBE is Australia's greatest middle distance runner. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Few people have ever exercised such absolute authority in any branch of sport as Elliott did in middle distance running from 1957 to 1961. During that span he never lost a 1500 metres or 1 mile race. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions. Elliot's nearest rival was fellow Australian Merv Lincoln.

1960 Olympic Games Gold Medal 1,500m 3 minutes 35.6 seconds (World Record)
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal 880 Yards 1 minute 49.3 seconds
1962 Empire Games Gold Medal 1 Mile 3 minutes 59 seconds

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