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RIP Dick Quax


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  • #16
    I remember the '76 TAFNEWS Olympic Edition section on the 5000 final. A really good head-on photo of the pack at the bell, with a simple caption that said it all: "A lap to go and the pressure is visible." And it was, written all over the faces of Viren, Quax, Dixon, and everyone else in attendance.
    Last edited by DrJay; 05-31-2018, 03:58 PM.


    • #17
      A crappy scan:


      • #18
        A great athlete, a great man. We love you Dick. I will take to memorizing Tuariki's pangyric!


        • #19
          A big sendoff today for Dick Quax at the holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland. About 2000 in attendance - a lot of old faces. Great difficulty in trying to recognise some of the people I knew from 40 to 50 years agO.

          Mike Ryan third in 1968 Mexico city marathon, is still a comedic crack up. Was trying anyone interested his scars from a triple bypass. Was also carrying a back pack full of coffee grounds he had collected in the morning from coffee shops - for his orchids.

          Sir John Walker of course.

          Lorraine Miller third in 1992 Barcelona marathon flew in from Boulder. She gave a eulogy, along with 1962 Munich 1500m finalist.

          Bill Baillie who set WR for one hour and 20km; former auckland mayor and Coomonwealth shot put champion. I understand Barry Magee, 3rd in Rome 1960 marathon was floating around somewhere.

          Plenty of politicians turned up. Dick had been a city councillor since 2001 and had aldabbled in national politics.