Full name: Rodney Phillip "Rod" Dixon
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: July 13, 1950 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|