Story: Athletics

Professional athlete Lachie McLachlan, 1907

Professional athlete Lachie McLachlan, 1907

Professional athletes competed for cash prizes. Here, New Zealand professional runner Lachie McLachlan comes second to Irishman Beaufort Day in the 300 yards in 1907. The two ran three races that day, with Day winning two.

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - Athletics, 1887–1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39933/professional-athlete-lachie-mclachlan-1907 (accessed 4 August 2020)

Story by David Colquhoun, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 20 Sep 2016