|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||06°24' 13°59 Asc. 13°15'|
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.
- associate relationship with Sports: 1960 Summer Olympics, Rome (born 25 August 1960). Notes: Gold medal, Athletics 1500 m, Australia
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