A great runner passes away!

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A great runner passes away!

Post by Tinman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:48 pm

Ron Clarke, the brilliant Australian runner who set 17 world track records in the 1960s passed away. I know many people who were motivated to be great runners by Mr. Clarke. He was an inspiration, a gentleman, and a leader.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/australian ... EEc2VjA3Nj

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT2ANRbiiH8
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Re: A great runner passes away!

Post by Clell » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:34 pm

Thanks for sharing. Very inspiring and interesting.
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Re: A great runner passes away!

Post by HRE » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:27 pm

A few years ago a friend who admired Ron urged me to get in touch with him and write an article about him and his career "while he was still around." I had his e-mail address but was very nervous to get in touch with someone of his stature who didn't know me from a kangaroo to ask for a favor. He was immediately willing and as helpful as could be, a true gentleman in every way whose decency exceeded his athletic accomplishments. So sad he's gone.

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