Athletics at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games – Men's 3 miles

The men's 3 miles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Perry Lakes Stadium on Monday 26 November 1962.

Men's 3 miles
at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games
VenuePerry Lakes Stadium
Date26 November 1962 (1962-11-26)
Competitors18 from 9 nations
Winning time13:34.2
Medalists
gold medal    New Zealand
silver medal    Australia
bronze medal    Canada
← 1958
1966 →

The event was won by the defending and Olympic champion as well as the world and Games record holder, New Zealand's Murray Halberg in 13:34.2. Halberg finished ahead of Australian Ron Clarke and Canadian Bruce Kidd who won the 6 mile event earlier in the meet.[1]

RecordsEdit

World record   Murray Halberg (NZL) 13:10.0 Stockholm, Sweden 25 July 1961
Commonwealth record
Games record   Murray Halberg (NZL) 13:15.0 Cardiff, Wales 23 July 1958 [2]

FinalEdit

[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Murray Halberg   New Zealand 13:34.2
  Ron Clarke   Australia 13:36.0
  Bruce Kidd   Canada 13:36.4
4 Bruce Tulloh   England 13:37.8
5 Albie Thomas   Australia 13:40.6
6 Eddie Strong   England 13:41.4
7 Pat Clohessy   Australia 13:42.0
8 Derek Ibbotson   England 13:44.0
9 John Anderson   England 13:44.0
10 Arere Anentia   Kenya 13:47.0
11 Kipchoge Keino   Kenya 13:50.0
12 Tony Cook   Australia 14:17.0
13 Anthony Ngatia   Kenya 14:33.0
14 Alistair Fyfe   Gibraltar 15:47.0
Mubarak Shah   Pakistan DNF
Bill Baillie   New Zealand DNS
John Merriman   Wales DNS
Said Adeeb   Aden DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Our Athletics Correspondent (27 November 1962). "Halberg Dominates Games Athletics". The Times. London: Times Newspapers Ltd. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Fifth Day". The Sydney Morning Herald. John Fairfax and Sons. 24 July 1958. p. 11.
  3. ^ "Results of the men's 3 miles at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games". CGF. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.