One of the first of NZ's great distance runners was Randolph Rose. He beat the American champion in the fourth contest, at Masterton on March 4th, winning it in 4'13.6" - an Empire record and a world grass track record.
“Rose (N.Z.) v Hahn (U.S.A.) in final mile test. Also chief events at sports meeting Athletic Park March 6th 1926”
“Photographed by J.S. Vinsen”
“Shots taken of various events”