Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Herb Elliott

Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 with 2 comments
Herb Elliot won the 1500m at the Rome Olympics at the age of 22 in a new world record time, 3:35.6. Not only are world records rare at an Olympics; runner usually don't blitz the field in the way Herb Elliott did. Herb only ever lost one race over 1500 metres or the mile and during his career he broke the four-minute mile on 17 occasions.

The first time you view this video, give it time to buffer.


  1. Whoa, smooth! So balanced and tidy. Beautiful to watch.

  2. Almost looks like a white Africian.