Jack Lovelock Wins Gold at 1936 Berlin Olympics

As the first New Zealand athlete to win an Olympic gold, Jack Lovelock was an enigmatic achiever whose running style was said to be ‘artistic’ in grace. Watch this footage with English commentary of Lovelock’s spectacular 1500m win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics – a race that began a rich history of achievement in New Zealand middle and long distance athletics.

Click here for better footage (Italian commentary).

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