Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 6 miles

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Men's 6 miles
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Venue Perry Lakes Stadium
Date 24 November 1962 (1962-11-24)
Competitors 18 from 8 nations
Winning time 28:26.6 GR
Medalists
gold medal    Canada
silver medal    Australia
bronze medal    Wales
← 1958
1966 →

The men's 6 miles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Saturday 24 November 1962.

The event was won by the 19-year-old Canadian Bruce Kidd finishing 100 yards ahead the defending champion, Australian Dave Power and Welshmen John Merriman. Kidd crossed the line in 28:26.6 breaking the Commonwealth Games record set by Power in Cardiff by 21.2 seconds. Such was the pace of the race that the top six place getters finished inside the Games record time.[1]

Records[edit]

World record  Sándor Iharos (HUN) 27:43.8 Budapest, Hungary 15 July 1956
Games record  Dave Power (AUS) 28:47.8 Cardiff, Wales 20 July 1958 [2]
Commonwealth record '

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
24 November Final Bruce Kidd Canada 28:26.6 GR

Final[edit]

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Kidd, BruceBruce Kidd Canada 28:26.6 GR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Power, DaveDave Power Australia 28:34.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Merriman, JohnJohn Merriman Wales 28:40.8
4 Magee, BarryBarry Magee New Zealand 28:41.0
5 Hyman, MartinMartin Hyman England 28:42.2
6 Batty, MelMel Batty England 28:44.6
7 Anentia, ArereArere Anentia Kenya 29:07.0
8 Fowler, HenryHenry Fowler England 29:44.0
9 Bullivant, MichaelMichael Bullivant England 29:46.0
10 Julian, JeffJeff Julian New Zealand 29:50.0
11 Wahome, JamesJames Wahome Kenya 30:04.0
12 Vagg, BobBob Vagg Australia 30:10.0
13 Akhwari, John StephenJohn Stephen Akhwari Tanganyika 31:08.0
14 Baillie, BillBill Baillie New Zealand 59:59.99 DNF
15 Clarke, RonRon Clarke Australia 59:59.99 DNF
16 Cook, TonyTony Cook Australia 59:59.99 DNF
17 Fyfe, AlistairAlistair Fyfe Gibraltar 59:59.99 DNF
18 Mfyomi, PascalPascal Mfyomi Tanganyika 59:59.99 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Webster, Jim (25 November 1962). ""Freak" takes 6 miles". The Sun-Herald. John Fairfax and Sons. p. 52. 
  2. ^ "Second Day". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax and Sons. 21 July 1958. p. 17. 
  3. ^ "Results of the men's 6 miles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Retrieved 9 April 2014.