Cook's Gardens has been an important sports ground in Whanganui since the turn of the 20th century. Although originally developed by cricketers, the ground has been most often used as a venue for rugby, athletics and cycling. Its most famous event occurred on 27 January 1962 when Peter Snell broke the world mile (1,600-metre) record. Listen to a description of that race in this Roadside Story.
Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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