Friday, August 6, 2010

This Day in Villanova T&F History

On this day in 1958, reigning Olympic 1500 meter gold medalist Ron Delany contested the mile at Santry stadium in Dublin. Twenty-year old Herb Elliott (Australia) ran 3:54.5 to take an amazing 2.7-seconds off the previous World Record of 3:57.2, which was set by England’s Derek Ibbotson the previous year. Also under the old record was another Australian, Merv Lincoln, who ran 3:55.9. Ireland’s (and Villanova's) Ron Delany finished 3rd in 3:57.5.

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