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Dick Tayler, 1974 Commonwealth Games

Distance runner Dick Tayler excelled at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, winning the 10,000 metres in fine form. The television camera was hard pressed to follow his physical expressions of delight after crossing the finish line.

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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/video/39966/dick-tayler-1974-commonwealth-games (accessed 23 April 2019)

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