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This is Your Life - Peter Snell

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000

In September 2000 New Zealand's greatest athlete was surprised with the 'Big Red Book'. Paul Holmes reunites Snell with figures in his life, from the Rome 800m silver and bronze medallists, to Opunake locals and influential coach Arthur Lydiard. The tribute to an amazing career includes footage of Olympic triumphs and world records, and revelation of a performance enhancing drug: Fanta. Snell expresses pride in his academic achievement, where — despite a faltering start at Mt Albert Grammar — he became director of Texas University's Human Performance Lab. 

I would have been thrilled with the silver. It was more you guys [Roger Moens and George Kerr] slowing down. I didn't feel like I was accelerating.
– Snell reflects on his victory in the 800m at Rome

Key Cast & Crew

Wayne Leonard

Director

Julie Christie

Producer, Writer

John Robertson

Camera

Greg Heathcote

Editor

Rikki Morris

Music

Dean Kerr

Music

Produced by

Eyeworks New Zealand