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Barry Magee

Full name: Arthur Barrington "Barry" Magee
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: February 6, 1934 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Affiliations: Three Kings Athletic Club, Auckland (NZL)
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Barry Magee was the third athlete coached by Arthur Lydiard to win an Olympic medal in Rome in 1960. Peter Snell and Murray Halberg won gold medals within an hour of each other on September 2 and nine days later Magee finished third in the marathon behind Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia and Rhadi Ben Abdesselam of Morocco. In December of the same year, Magee won the Fukuoka marathon in Japan in what was then a race record time of 2-19:04. Like most Lydiard athletes, Magee was versatile and he was a member of the New Zealand team (with Gary Philpott, Halberg and Snell) that set a world 4×mile relay record in Dublin 1961. Magee was 23rd in the 10,000 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo but did not start the marathon because of injury. He also competed in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and finished eighth in the 6 miles and 15th in the 3 miles. Four years later he finished fourth in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 6 miles.

Personal Bests: 10000 – 28:50.8 (1961); Mar – 2-17:19 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Men's 10,000 metres New Zealand NZL 26
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics Men's Marathon New Zealand NZL 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics Men's 10,000 metres New Zealand NZL 23

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics New Zealand Final Standings 26 30:39.4 30:35.80
1964 Summer 30 Tokyo Athletics New Zealand Final Standings 23 30:32.0

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Summer 26 Roma Athletics New Zealand Final Standings 3 2-17:18.2