Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ronnie Delany

Villanova's legendary Ronnie Delany, wearing the green vest of Ireland, won the 1956 Olympic Gold Medal at 1500 meters in 3:41.2, which was a new Olympic record. In the process, he defeated Australia's John Landy, the world recorder holder at that distance. He went on himself to set three indoor world records in the mile in 1958 and 1959. He's pictured below from 1956.

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