World Record but not many Spectators to see it

The name of O’Brien was once on everyone’s lips. Who among athletics fans did not know the shot putter Parry, who set his stamp on an entire era? But for a world record to happen at ISTAF this time, it took another by the name of O’Brien. The 24-year-old Australian steeplechaser Kerry O’Brien, fourth in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, seized his opportunity and set a world record of 8:22.0 for the 3,000m steeplechase in front of 7,000 fans in the Olympic Stadium on July 4.

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