Dave Power (athlete)

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Dave Power (athlete)
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Born14 July 1928 (1928-07-14)
Maitland, New South Wales
Died1 February 2014 (2014-03) (aged 85)

David William Power (14 July 1928 – 1 February 2014) was an Australian athlete who competed mainly in the 10,000 metres during his career.[1]

Born in Maitland, New South Wales, he competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 10,000 metres where he won the Bronze medal.[2]

He won two gold medals at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in the 6 mile and marathon races, and collected two silver medals in the same events at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.[3] At various periods of his career he was coached by Arthur Lydiard and Percy Cerutty, among others. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]


  1. ^ "Distance runnign star Dav Power dies, aged 85". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Dave Power". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ Australian athletics results Archived 2009-10-17 at the Wayback Machine, athletics.com.au; accessed 8 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Dave Power". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 December 2013.