Kōrero: Whanganui region

Peter Snell

Peter Snell

On 27 January 1962, 23-year-old Peter Snell set a new world record for running a mile – 3 minutes, 54.4 seconds – at Cooks Gardens in Whanganui. He had already achieved fame for his record-breaking (1 minute, 46.3 seconds) 800-metre race at the Rome Olympics in 1960.

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Whanganui Regional Museum
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui region - Outdoor recreation and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/19083/peter-snell (accessed 17 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015