Story: Lovelock, John Edward

Jack Lovelock at the 1936 Olympics

Jack Lovelock's win in the 1,500 metres at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is remembered for his stunning, record-breaking performance. At 300 metres from the finish Lovelock put on a burst of speed, leaving the American Glenn Cunningham and Italian Luigi Beccali well behind in his wake when he crossed the line. His time of three minutes 47.8 seconds was a new world record for this distance.

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How to cite this page:

Roger Robinson. 'Lovelock, John Edward', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1998, updated January, 2002. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)