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Murray Halberg

1933 - 2022

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Sir Murray Gordon Halberg (7 July 1933 – 30 November 2022) was a New Zealand middle-distance runner who won the gold medal in the 5000 metres event at the 1960 Olympics. He also won gold medals in the 3 miles events at the 1958 and 1962 Commonwealth Games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Murray Halberg has received more than 113,984 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Murray Halberg is the 1,340th most popular athlete (down from 687th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from New Zealand (down from 64th in 2019) and the 5th most popular New Zealander Athlete.

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.99

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  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among athletes, Murray Halberg ranks 1,340 out of 3,059Before him are Jan Johansen, Maria Sander, Giuseppe Tosi, Dietmar Mögenburg, József Várszegi, and Munyoro Nyamau. After him are Martina Hellmann, József Kovács, Lucinda Williams, Katrin Krabbe, Gabriela Szabo, and Petar Šegvić.

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Among people born in 1933, Murray Halberg ranks 436Before him are Konstantin Loktev, Michael Parenti, Thérèse Steinmetz, Leszek Drogosz, Daniel Massey, and Boris Tatushin. After him are Ken Berry, Pentti Linnosvuo, Basil Heatley, Sándor Sára, Frank Murkowski, and Chita Rivera. Among people deceased in 2022, Murray Halberg ranks 377Before him are Neal Adams, Danny Ongais, Mike Hodges, Lidiya Alfeyeva, Leszek Engelking, and Clarence Gilyard. After him are Wolfgang Fahrian, Bernard Cribbins, Ilkka Kanerva, Yuri Shatunov, Eeles Landström, and Claes-Göran Hederström.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Murray Halberg ranks 86 out of 248Before him are Juliet Mitchell (1940), Jack Lovelock (1910), Tūheitia Paki (1955), Graeme Revell (1955), Zoë Bell (1978), and Bill Pickering (1910). After him are Mike Moore (1949), Niki Caro (1967), John Dew (1948), Jenny Shipley (1952), Jemaine Clement (1974), and Silvia Cartwright (1943).

Among ATHLETES In New Zealand

Among athletes born in New Zealand, Murray Halberg ranks 5Before him are Peter Snell (1938), Yvette Williams (1929), Neroli Fairhall (1944), and Jack Lovelock (1910). After him are John Walker (1952), Laurel Hubbard (1978), Dudley Storey (1939), Mark Todd (1956), Valerie Adams (1984), Joe Earl (1952), and Simon Dickie (1951).