Herb Elliott
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"Herbert James "Herb" Elliott" Companion of the Order of Australia/AC Member of the Order of the British Empire/MBE is a former Australian athlete, one of the world's greatest middle distance runners. In August 1958 he set the List of world records in athletics/world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav Jungwirth. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Few people have ever exercised such absolute authority in any branch of sport as Elliott did in middle distance running from 1957 to 1961. During that span he never lost a 1500 metres or 1-mile race. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions.

Elliott is chairman of one of largest iron ore mining companies in the world and he is also chairman of Global Corporate Challenge health initiative.

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Truly, we never had the first argument, ... He was very funny, smart, well-spoken, and most of all, dedicated.

It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.

The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear.