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    Quote Originally Posted by Pego View Post
    Montreal 5K final lap was one for the ages.
    It sure was. I was 8 years old and watching on TV and it looked like there was about 6 guys just waiting to pass Viren. When Quax made a move just before the final 100m I thought that was it for Viren's double-double.
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    Dick’s funeral is on Saturday at Auckland’s Anglican Cathedral. It will be a veritable who’s who of NZ Athletics
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    Dick’s funeral is on Saturday at Auckland’s Anglican Cathedral. It will be a veritable who’s who of NZ Athletics
    Will Peter Snell be there? He lives in Dallas now, I think
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    Lorraine Moller lives in Boulder... Wonder if she is going... Or Shorter...
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    Best way to watch the Montreal race is in Fin!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzXfmaiMYnY
    RIP Dick.
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    I remember the '76 TAFNEWS Olympic Edition section on the 5000 final. A really good head-on photo of the pack at the bell, with a simple caption that said it all: "A lap to go and the pressure is visible." And it was, written all over the faces of Viren, Quax, Dixon, and everyone else in attendance.
    Last edited by DrJay; 05-31-2018 at 03:58 PM.
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    A crappy scan:

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    A great athlete, a great man. We love you Dick. I will take to memorizing Tuariki's pangyric!
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    A big sendoff today for Dick Quax at the holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland. About 2000 in attendance - a lot of old faces. Great difficulty in trying to recognise some of the people I knew from 40 to 50 years agO.

    Mike Ryan third in 1968 Mexico city marathon, is still a comedic crack up. Was trying anyone interested his scars from a triple bypass. Was also carrying a back pack full of coffee grounds he had collected in the morning from coffee shops - for his orchids.

    Sir John Walker of course.

    Lorraine Miller third in 1992 Barcelona marathon flew in from Boulder. She gave a eulogy, along with 1962 Munich 1500m finalist.

    Bill Baillie who set WR for one hour and 20km; former auckland mayor and Coomonwealth shot put champion. I understand Barry Magee, 3rd in Rome 1960 marathon was floating around somewhere.

    Plenty of politicians turned up. Dick had been a city councillor since 2001 and had aldabbled in national politics.
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