Coach Arthur Lydiard (centre), 56, takes part in a keep-fit run with members of the Wellington Joggers' Club in June 1974. Lydiard had devised a training system for middle- and long-distance runners, developing such champion athletes as Murray Halberg and Peter Snell. His methods inspired the spread of jogging clubs throughout New Zealand, based on the idea that keeping fit was an activity for all ages. US coach Bill Bowerman was inspired by Lydiard to spread the 'keep fit through jogging' message worldwide. In 1974 Lydiard travelled around New Zealand to promote fitness on behalf of the New Zealand Amateur Athletics Association.
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