Ron Clarke


Age: 78

Summary: Australian long-distance runner considered as one of Australia's greatest distance runners and the man who lit the cauldron at the Melbourne Olympics in 1956, who set 17 world records including 12 during a 44-day tour of Europe in 1965 just nine years after he had been invited as a 19-year-old to light the Olympic flame at the Melbourne Games.

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

Born: February 21, 1937

Died: June 17, 2015

Southport, Australia