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1960 Olympic 10,00m bronze medallist Dave Power dies

The IAAF is saddened to learn of the death of Australia’s 1960 Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist Dave Power, who died on 2 February at the age of 85.

One of Australia’s greatest distance runners, he won Commonwealth gold at both six miles and the marathon in 1958, followed by silver medals in both events in 1962.

At the Olympic Games he was seventh at 10,000m in 1956 and then was fifth at 5000m. Four years later, he won the Olympic bronze medal in the 10,000m.

He was Australian champion at three miles in 1960-2, six miles in 1958-60 and 1962, and cross-country in 1955-6 and 1958. He set multiple Australian records: 5000m 13:51.8 (1960), six miles 27:52.8 (1960), 10,000m 28:37.64 (1960), and 10 miles 50:21.2 (1956).

He worked in the banking industry for more than 30 years before moving to the Sunshine Coast where he managed a holiday motel with his wife.