Rights: Peter Snell, athlete with New Zealand Olympic Team. Rome, 1960. Crown Studios Ltd :Negatives and prints. Ref: 1/1-037400-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22822611 Published 17 November 2016 Size: 37 KB

In January 1962 Snell broke the world mile record before a huge crowd at Cooks Gardens in Whanganui.