Dave Power (athlete), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dave Power (athlete)

Australian long-distance runner

Date of Birth: 14-Jul-1928

Place of Birth: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 01-Feb-2014

Profession: long-distance runner, athletics competitor

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Dave Power (athlete)

  • David William Power (14 July 1928 – 1 February 2014) was an Australian athlete who competed mainly in the 10,000 metres during his career.Born in Maitland, New South Wales, he competed for Australia in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy in the 10,000 metres where he won the Bronze medal.He won two gold medals at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales in the 6 mile and marathon races, and collected two silver medals in the same events at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia.
  • At various periods of his career he was coached by Arthur Lydiard and Percy Cerutty, among others.
  • He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999.

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