TLF ID R10121
This is an edited sound recording of a former champion runner, John Landy, recalling an incident during the Australian mile championship in Melbourne on 11 March 1956. Landy says that the spikes of his shoes tore the arm of another runner, Australian Ron Clarke, who fell in front of him. He describes stopping to help Clarke, who urged him to resume running. Landy then caught up with the rest of the field and won the race, despite having fallen well behind. The recording was made in July 2008.