Dick Tayler

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Dick Tayler
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1974 Christchurch 10,000 m

Richard "Dick" Tayler, MNZM (born 12 August 1948) is a former New Zealand runner who mostly competed in distances from 1500 m to 10,000 m.

Tayler was born in Timaru in 1948. He is best known for winning the 10,000 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the race he won in a time of 27:46.4 minutes, beating Dave Black of England by 2 seconds.

Tayler competed at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1972 Summer Olympics.

He finished 12th at the 1st IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Waregem, Belgium, 1973.

Arthritis cut short Tayler's running career.

Tayler currently resides in Christchurch.

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Preceded by
Jack Foster
Lonsdale Cup of the New Zealand Olympic Committee
Succeeded by
John Walker