Peter Snell had a rather brief athletic career. A surprise 800m Gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics, world records for 800m, 880yds and 1 mile in 1962. Olympic Golds for 800m and 1500m in 1964.
In 1965 he retired from competition and began his career in sports physiology.
His finishing speed was astonishing. We tend to think of finishing