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Jack Foster
Biography

John ("Jack") Charles Foster (May 23, 1932 - June 5, 2004) was a former long-distance runner born in Liverpool, England. He represented New Zealand in the men's marathon at two Summer Olympics of Munich, West Germany (1972) and Montreal, Canada (1976). A resident of Rotorua, he won the silver medal in the marathon at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch with a master's world record time of 2:11:19 at the age of 41. Two years earlier, he had set a world record for 20 miles at 1:39:14.
He was killed while out riding his bicycle in Rotorua.

Achievements:
Year
Competition
Venue
Position
Event
Notes
Representing New Zealand
1972
Olympic Games
Munich
8th
Marathon
2:16:56
1975
Honolulu Marathon
Honolulu, Hawaii
1st
Marathon
2:17:24
1976
Olympic Games
Montréal, Canada
17th
Marathon
2:17:53

Personal bests:
Distance
Time
Place
Date
25000 m
1:16:29 NR
Hamilton
1971
30000 m
1:32:19 NR
Hamilton
1971
Marathon
2:11.19
Christchurch
1974

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"A Change Of Pace"