Story: Athletics

Peter Snell and Arthur Lydiard

Runner Peter Snell was coached by Arthur Lydiard, whose training programme involved long-distance running supplemented by shorter fast runs and hill training. Here is Snell during a training session in 1964, with Lydiard alongside offering tips and encouragement. 

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Reference: Peter Snell, Athlete. National Film Unit, 1964

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David Colquhoun, 'Athletics - The golden era begins, 1950 to 1969', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

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