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Rod Dixon, 1972 Olympics

Rod Dixon, 1972 Olympics

Rod Dixon (foreground, in black) was a top New Zealand runner in the 1970s. He produced a string of world-class performances from the 1,500 metres up to the marathon. Here he is running the 1,500 metres at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He finished third in the final, winning a bronze medal. Also visible, on Dixon's left, is Pekka Vasala from Finland, who won the final.

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - The golden era continues, 1970 to 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39965/rod-dixon-1972-olympics (accessed 21 April 2019)

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