ON THIS DAY IN 1990: Australia’s Andrew Lloyd produced one of the greatest finishes in athletics history to claim gold in the 5000m at the Commonwealth Games. Five years before the race, Lloyd was driving to the AIS in Canberra with his wife, Lynn, when his car was hit by a truck. Lynn tragically died. Andrew had to be cut out of the car and was told he’d never run again. At the Auckland Games he was competing against three Kenyans who were the best in the world. Reigning Olympic champion John Ngugi fell early but raced back to the front and had what appeared to be an unassailable lead when the bell rang for the final lap. But he didn’t count on this incredible display of Aussie spirit. LLOYDY!

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