Filmtipp: John Walker – The 3.49,4 Man


Weiter geht es mit eine Dokumentation über 1500m Olympiasieger 1976 und Weltrekordler Sir John Walker.

On the eve of the 1976 Olympics, this Keith Quinn-scripted NZBC profile traces the career of champion athlete John Walker from a training averse teenager at the Manurewa Harrier Club to his world mile record triumph in Göteborg, Sweden. Walker still smarts from his second place to Filbert Bayi in the 1500m at the 1974 Commonwealth Games, but what are euphemistically referred to as „political implications“ (NZ sporting ties with South Africa) have prevented further match-ups — and will ultimately remove the Tanzanian from the race so keenly anticipated here.

NZonScreen | John Walker – The 3.49.4 Man Television – 1976

Dokumentation – John Walker – The 3.49.4 Man

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Und hier noch John Walker im Jahr 1985 in „This is your Life“.
NZonScreen | This is Your Life – John Walker
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Filmtipp: Black Gold

NZonScreen – Black Gold

Der etwas andere „Black Friday“ und noch dazu alles gratis für alle Neuseelandfreunde. 😉

For a small country from the edge of the world, achievements on the Olympic stage are badges — silver fern-on-black — of national pride: precious moments where we gained notice (even if it was Mum’s anthem playing on the dais). This legacy collection draws on archive footage, some rarely seen, to celebrate the stories behind Kiwis going for gold.

NZonScreen | Black Gold

1974 Commonwealth Games – einer der besten 1500m Läufe der Geschichte in Worten

Für alle Mittelstrecken Fans:
The New Zealand Herald | In their words: The race that stopped a nation

How is it I can run the fifth fastest time in history and finish fourth in a race?
I stood there in total amazement. I walked off the track and someone called to me, ‚loser‘. I thought, ’shit, come on, I ran the fifth fastest time in history. I know I finished fourth but was only three steps away from winning. How can I be a loser?‘ In fourth place you don’t get any prizes. I experienced that again in ’76. Fourth is not a good place. — Rod Dixon