Peter Snell

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Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
New Zealand
DEATH DATE
Dec 12, 2019 (80)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1938
Birthplace
New Zealand
DEATH DATE
Dec 12, 2019 (80)

About

Three-time Olympic gold medalist runner from New Zealand. He won golds in the 800 meter and 1500 meter races.

Before Fame

He played competitive tennis as a teenager and played in the Junior Championships at age 19.

Trivia

He broke the world record for the mile in 1962 in Whanganui, New Zealand.

Family Life

His mother was a tennis player and his father played golf.

Associated With

He won gold in 1964, the same year boxer Joe Frazier won gold.