Rod Dixon (foreground, in black) was a top New Zealand runner in the 1970s. He produced a string of world-class performances from the 1,500 metres up to the marathon. Here he is running the 1,500 metres at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He finished third in the final, winning a bronze medal. Also visible, on Dixon's left, is Pekka Vasala from Finland, who won the final.
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