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Ron Clarke
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Ron Clarke

Australian Ronald William "Ron" Clarke (born February 21, 1937) was one of the best known middle and long distance runners in the 1960s. He is best remembered for setting 17 world records, but also for never winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He did win a bronze medal in the 10,000 m at the 1964 Summer Olympics, however.

In 1956, when Clarke was still a promising youngster, he was chosen to light the Olympic Flame in the stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne

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