Boot, Vernon Patrick, -1947

Boot, Pat, -1947

Competed in athletics while attending Timaru Boys High School and in his final year (1933) he set a new world record for a school boy in the 1 mile with a time of 4m 26.8s. Boot competed in the British Empire Games in 1936 and 1938, winning a gold medal in the 880 yard race and a bronze medal in the 1 mile. He died in Gisborne in January 1947 (Source: Clark, John (1998) Athletes at the games).

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Date: ca 1938 By: Sinclair, Ronald, 1919-1996; Mountjoy, Heather, active 1998 Ref: PAColl-7733 Description: Photographs of New Zealand champion miler Pat Boot and athlete C W Shilton, taken in the 1930s by Ronald Sinclair (1919-1996). Arrangement: Negatives housed...
Photograph of Jack Lovelock training with Pat Boot and Cecil Matthews of the New Zealand Olympic team, and Jerry Cornes
Date: 21 Jul 1936 From: Lovelock, John Edward (Jack), 1910-1949 : Papers Ref: MSX-2259-048 Description: A photograph from Jack Lovelock's scrapbook showing him training at Herne Hill ground with Jerry Cornes (right), and two New Zealand Olympic team members Pat...
Date: 1937-1997 From: Athletics New Zealand :Photographs Ref: PA1-q-1152 Description: Alphabetical collection of press and publicity photographs of prominent athletes. Also includes a few snippets of biographical information and press clipping...