Mile News Tagged Rod Dixon


Bayi recounts legendary 1974 1500m world record

December 29, 2019

"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”

By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics

Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...

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Kiwi legend Dixon reminds young local runners “finishing is winning”

March 29, 2017

"Then when I went to the Olympics in 1972, he asked me to promise him one thing – inspire the next generation, just as he had done for us."

By Tim O'Connell, Stuff

One of the country's finest runners was a welcome visitor in the country this week, helping some young runners make metres...

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Peter Snell: Titan of the track

January 31, 2017

“My mental approach was not focusing on the individuals I couldn’t control, but focus on myself. It normally worked out all right.”

By Cameron Tucker, Athletics Weekly

Last year was a record-breaking one in sport for New Zealand. The island nation, renowned for its haka-dancing rugby team,...

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Olympic bronze medalist Rod Dixon: Kiwi Rio trio value the history of the 1500m

August 05, 2016

"I had an incredible feeling of connection with them. I know they called Quax too. They value the history as I did and that's what connects us and that's the glue that holds us all together."

By Phillip Rollo, Stuff

Rod Dixon knows what it is like to have a mate on the Olympic Games...

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Olympic bronze medalist and legend Rod Dixon: yesterday and today

April 09, 2016

Runner's World's "The Most Versatile Runner" of the last half of the 20th century giving back to the sport via his KiDSMARATHON Foundation

By Jerry Lee, SI Live

When one looks at the career  accomplishments of New Zealand's Rod Dixon, you would think that the Kiwi would feel fulfilled.

The...

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Steve Prefontaine was great, but Rod Dixon was better

July 10, 2015

Kiwi had incredible range: Olympic 1500 bronze medalist, 3:53 Miler, two-time World Cross Country medalist, NYC Marathon champion and more!

By Christopher Kelsall, Athletics Illustrated

A collective outburst of veneration followed the all too early death of Oregon running legend Steve...

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