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Rod Dixon

Full name: Rodney Phillip "Rod" Dixon
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 13, 1950 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Affiliations: Canterbury
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Rod Dixon was one of the most versatile athletes New Zealand has had, running at an elite level over such diverse distances as 1500 metres and the marathon, as well as cross-country. He was the 1500 metres bronze medalist at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972, was fourth in the 5000 metres at the Montreal Olympics four years later and 10th in the Los Angeles Olympics marathon in 1984. In between, he had won the British and New Zealand cross-country titles and was twice third in the world cross-country championships. He also won a series of national 1500 metres titles and was a member of the New Zealand team that set a world 4×1500 relay record. He also won the New York marathon in 1983.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 3:33.89 (1974); 5000 – 13:17.27 (1976); Mar – 2-08:59 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Men's 1,500 metres New Zealand NZL 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's 5,000 metres New Zealand NZL 4
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon New Zealand NZL 10

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics New Zealand Final 3 3:37.46
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 3:37.91
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Four 2 QU 3:40.03

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics New Zealand Final 4 13:25.50
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Three 2 QU 13:20.48

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 34 Los Angeles Athletics New Zealand Final Standings 10 2-12:57
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