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RON CLARKE’S CAREER

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Born: Feb 21, 1937, Melbourne

Set world junior records between 1500m and 2 miles Played reserves football with Essendon Set 17 world records: * 2-mile (1967, 68) * 3-mile (1964, 65 twice, 66) * 5000m (1965 three times, 66) * 6-mile (1963, 65) * 10,000m (1963, 65) * 10-mile (1965) * 20km (1965) * 1-hour (1965: 20.232km) Olympic medals: 1, * bronze 10,000m (1964 Tokyo) Commonweal­th medals: 4 * silver: 3 miles (1962 Perth, 1966 Kingston); 6 miles (1966 Kingston, 1970 Edinburgh) National titles: 9 Lit the Olympic flame at the 1956 Melbourne Games, aged 19

Inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame: 1985

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