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|Birth:||25th February, 1938|
Herbert James "Herb" Elliott was born in Subiaco, Australia. He is a former Australian athlete and one of the world's greatest middle distance runners of his era. In August 1958 he set the 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. In 1959, he married Anne Dudley, a hairdresser from Perth. He is chairman of one of largest iron ore mining companies in the world and he is also chairman of Global Corporate Challenge health initiative. He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985.
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