Story: Lydiard, Arthur Leslie

Marathon runner

Marathon runner

Placegetters in the New Zealand Marathon Championships in March 1949 included Arthur Lydiard (left), who came a close second to Gordon Bromley. The self-coached Lydiard was developing the training principles which brought him modest success and more talented athletes world fame.

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David Green. 'Lydiard, Arthur Leslie', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 February 2024)