Remembering Ron Clarke, the legendary runner

By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (June 21, 2015) — Ron Clarke, Australian running legend, is the subject of my Sunday Olympic Notebook.

Clarke’s death a few days ago at age 78 was prominent news around the world, with major coverage in newspapers and on websites, as well as broadcast reports.

Here’s what I wrote:

Clarke is featured in numerous YouTube videos, including: (documentary) (1964 Tokyo Olympics’ 10,000-meter final) (’64 Olympics’ 10,000 final lap) (interview with Billy Mills’ about his 10,000 triumph (ABC News Australia “Ron Clarke: The Road to Tokyo”)


Author: odevened

A sports writer/columnist who believes the unfolding story is always fascinating. Same goes for retelling tales of yore.

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