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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)

“An Amazing Athlete.”

“An Amazing Athlete.”

The athlete mentioned in the preceding paragraph as having established the best performance at the N.Z. A.A.A. championship meeting held at Auckland was W. A. C. Pullar, who won the one mile championship in 4 min. 14 4/5 sec.—time only bettered once in New Zealand. Pullar, who has represented New Zealand in Australia as a cross-country runner, has held the 440 yards hurdling championship and the 10,000 metres crosscountry championship in addition to the one mile title he won at Auckland. He is an amazing athlete, and might well add an Empire title to his collection when he competes at the Empire Games next season. With A. R. Wilson, who finished second, less than a yard behind, Pullar set the third fastest second half of a mile race on record among what has been termed the “classic miles,” i.e., the fastest mile races from the time when W. G. George held the world's record in 1886 until the present time!