Photograph of Jack Lovelock winning the 1500 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games

Photograph of Jack Lovelock winning the 1500 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games
Date
6 Aug 1936
Ref
MSX-2261-062
Description

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'.

Quantity: 1 photograph.

Physical Description: 203mm x 153mm

Access restrictions
Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Part of
Lovelock, John Edward (Jack), 1910-1949 : Papers / Album (Olympics) XVIII
Format
1 photograph, Manuscripts, 203mm x 153mm
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