Cooks Gardens – Wanganui, New Zealand

Cooks GardensThe featured track of the day today is another nice-looking, all-weather track.  This one today is found at Cooks Gardens in Wanganui.  Competitions have been going on at this location since 1896, so there is a long history.  One significant event that occurred here happened on January 27th, 1962, when Peter Snell broke the world record for the mile.  Snell is a 3-time Olympic gold medalist, and also held the world record in the 800m.  The facility was upgraded in 2004, including a new track surface.  The bleachers her can seat up to 3,500 spectators.  Athletics Wanganui is the club that gets to call this track home.  This one looks great!

Cooks Gardens track

*Photo from Bots and Beck North Island Roadie.

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