Three-time Olympic gold medalist runner from New Zealand. He won golds in the 800 meter and 1500 meter races.
He played competitive tennis as a teenager and played in the Junior Championships at age 19.
He broke the world record for the mile in 1962 in Whanganui, New Zealand.
His mother was a tennis player and his father played golf.
He won gold in 1964, the same year boxer Joe Frazier won gold.