Jeff Julian

BORN

9 October 1935

DISCIPLINE

Marathon

CLUB

Mt Roskill

Labelled the running machine of the 1960’s, Julian won eleven New Zealand titles and represented New Zealand at two Olympic and three Commonwealth Games. He was NZ Olympian #134.

His record is:
1960 Rome Olympic Games, 18th in the marathon 2:24:51.
1962 Perth British Empire and Commonwealth Games 7th in the marathon 2:30:13, 10th in the six miles 29:50.
1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, 29th in the marathon 2:27:58.
1966 Kingston Jamaica British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 5th in the marathon 2:32:46.
1970 Edinburgh British Commonwealth Games, 18th in the marathon 2:24:03.

Julian won the following New Zealand titles; marathon 1963, 68, 69, 70. Cross country 1959, 65. Road 1966, 67, 68, 69, 72. He represented Auckland from 1954 to 1976 and New Zealand from 1957 to 1971.

Julian was obsessive about his training and in 1962 he covered 255 miles a week, 700 miles in three weeks and 2000 miles in ten weeks.

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