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Dick Quax and Rod Dixon, Montreal, 1976

Dick Quax and Rod Dixon, Montreal, 1976

New Zealand's Dick Quax (second from left, upper photo) wins silver in the dramatic final of the 5,000 metres at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The race winner is Finland's Lasse Virén (far right, upper photo). New Zealand's Rod Dixon (far left) had looked set to win bronze, when West German Klaus-Peter Hildebrand (second from right, upper photo) threw himself across the line, pipping Dixon for third place.

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Joseph Romanos, 'Olympic and Commonwealth games - Rowing, athletics and hockey – late 1960s and 1970s at the Olympics', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Joseph Romanos, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jun 2023