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Photograph of Jack Lovelock winning the 1500 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 6 Aug 1936

Reference Number: MSX-2261-062

Photograph by an unknown photographer, from Jack Lovelock's albums showing his victory at the Berlin Olympics. Behind him are his great rivals, the American Glenn Cunningham who now held the world mile record, and the Italian, Luigi Beccali, the 1932 Olympic champion.Lovelock surprised the field by bursting for home just before the back straight, and no-one could match his long sprint to the finish.In his training diary he wrote `It was undoubtedly the most beautifully executed race of my career, a true climax to 8 years steady work, an artistic creation'.

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1 image.

Part of:
Album (Olympics) XVIII, Reference Number MSX-2261 (15 digitised items)
2 Albums, Reference Number Series-1497 (144 digitised items)

Extent: 1 photograph203mm x 153mm. Manuscript

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