Elliott, Herb

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Elliott, Herb Gender: M
Herbert James Elliott
born on 25 February 1938 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Perth, Australia, 31s57, 115e51
Timezone AWST h8e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°24' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 13°59 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 13°15'

Herb Elliott (at the 1960 Olympics)


Australian athlete and arguably the world's greatest middle distance runner of his era. In August 1958 he set the world record in the mile run, clocking 3:54.5, 2.7 seconds under the record held by Derek Ibbotson; later in the month he set the 1500 metres world record, running 3.36.0, 2.1 seconds under the record held by Stanislav Jungwirth. In the 1500 metres at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he won the gold medal and bettered his own world record with a time of 3:35.6.

Herb Elliot never lost a mile run and accomplished 36 wins over this distance. During his career, he broke four minutes for the mile on 17 occasions.

Elliott retired from athletics soon after the 1960 Olympics, at the age of 22. He made a career in business, and at one time was chairman of Fortescue Metals Group. He was also chairman of Global Corporate Challenge health initiative.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Gain social status 6 August 1958 (Broke track record, Ireland)
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  • Work : Prize 3 September 1958 (Won a race in England)
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  • Work : Prize 6 September 1960 (Olympic Gold medal, Athletics 1500 m)
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Source Notes

Church of Light quotes Garth Allen, from Elliott's parents.


  • Traits : Body : Size (1.80 m/ 5 ft 11 in)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (68 kg/ 150 lb)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field (Professional runner)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold medal, Athletics 1500 m)
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service (AC, MBE)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (One race in Ireland and one in England)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book