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: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2015/06/20/olympics/clarkes-legendary-records-still-resonate-50-years-later/#.VYbMLPntmkp

Clarke is featured in numerous YouTube videos, including:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT2ANRbiiH8 (documentary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5iCsymMj0 (1964 Tokyo Olympics’ 10,000-meter final)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVlKVWFmfhk (’64 Olympics’ 10,000 final lap)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs6G8NfEyVk (interview with Billy Mills’ about his 10,000 triumph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znpRcVJjr8I (ABC News Australia “Ron Clarke: The Road to Tokyo”)