Story: Athletics

Peter Snell, Perth Empire Games, 1962 (1st of 2)

Peter Snells talks viewers through his victorious 880-yards (805-metres) race at the Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1962. His main rival was Jamaican George Kerr, seen here following Snell as he moves towards the lead.

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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 23 July 2024)

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