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Sir Peter Snell

Named New Zealand’s Sports Champion of the 20th Century, perhaps no athlete in the history of Kiwi athletics holds quite the same reverential status as middle-distance icon Sir Peter Snell. Click here to read more. 


Lauded as one of the top 20 New Zealanders of the last century by the New Zealand Herald and the Greatest Coach of the 20th Century by Runner’s World - no individual in the history of New Zealand athletics boasts quite the same far-reaching legacy as Arthur Leslie Lydiard. Click here to read more. 

Sir Murray Halberg

During an extraordinary life, Sir Murray Halberg overcame a severe arm injury to become an Olympic 5000m gold medallist, while his inspirational work to transform the life of children with a disability through sport via the Halberg Foundation has left a powerful legacy few can match. Click here to read more. 

Barry Magee

Described by his iconic coach Arthur Lydiard as the “ballet dancer of the road” Auckland grocer Arthur ‘Barry’ Magee’s smooth, easy style earned him a treasure trove of success on both the domestic and international stage. Click here to read more. 


Val Young is a New Zealand throwing icon thanks to her consistency and remarkable longevity on both the domestic and international stage. Val secured five Commonwealth Games gold medals, placed fourth on two occasions and fifth in the shot at the Olympics. Click here to read more. 


Possessing an indomitable spirit and never-say-die attitude Marise Chamberlain remains a trailblazing figure in the history of Kiwi women’s athletics. New Zealand's first and still only female Olympic track medallist - her success paving the way for generations of female athletes to follow. Click here to read more. 

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