Shortly after the Olympic Games at Tokyo, P. G. Snell broke the world record for 1,000 metres and lowered his own record in the mile. These made a total of 22 world records achieved by New Zealanders in events currently recognised by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Four of these records have never appeared in I.A.A.F. lists, but all are regarded internationally as falling within the category of “world record”.
by Peter Norman Heidenström, Journalist, Wellington.