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Leslie John "Les" Perry (29 January 1923 – 17 September 2005) was an Australian long-distance runner who finished sixth in the 5000 m event at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He also ran the marathon at the 1956 Summer Olympics and 10,000 m in 1952, but did not complete both races. He was the national champion in the 3 miles in 1949–1953, and placed seventh in this event at the 1950 British Empire Games.[1][3]

Les Perry
Les Perry 1953.jpg
Perry in 1953
Personal information
NationalityAustralian
Born29 January 1923
Stawell, Victoria, Australia
Died17 September 2005 (aged 82)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)5000 m, 10,000 m, marathon
ClubWilliamstown Athletic Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5000 m – 14:23.16 (1952)
10,000 m – 30:23.0 (1953)[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Olympics". sports-reference.
  2. ^ Profile at trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Leslie 'Les' PERRY (Vic). Athletics Australia