Story: Lovelock, John Edward

John Edward ('Jack') Lovelock after his victory in the 'mile of the century'

John Edward ('Jack') Lovelock after his victory in the 'mile of the century'

On 15 June 1935 champion runner Jack Lovelock beat his American rivals Glen Cunningham and Bill Bonthron in a New York race billed as the 'mile of the century'.

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Roger Robinson. 'Lovelock, John Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010, updated January, 2002. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/4l14/lovelock-john-edward (accessed 26 June 2019)