Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume

John Walker - The 3.49.4 Man Television (Full Length) – 1976 Sport Documentary

John Walker - The 3.49.4 Man

Television (Full Length) – 1976 Sport Documentary

5620.hero.png
Title mask left comp
Title mask right comp
Start video player

On the eve of the 1976 Montreal Olympics, this Keith Quinn-scripted profile traces the career of athlete John Walker, from being a training averse teen at the Manurewa Harrier Club to his world mile record triumph in Göteborg, Sweden. Walker still smarts from his second place to Filbert Bayi in the 1500 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games. What are euphemistically referred to as "political implications" (Kiwi sporting ties with South Africa) have prevented further match-ups — and they'll ultimately remove the Tanzanian from the race so keenly anticipated here.

Primed for one supreme effort at Montreal, for John Walker it’s everything.
– Narration