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Snell competing at Auckland Masters Games

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/12/2016

New Zealand athletics great Sir Peter Snell has confirmed that he will be a starter at the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland.

Though his track days are long over, Snell, 77, will join the world's largest multi-sport event in April in his chosen sport table tennis.

A keen racquet sports player since a child, Snell will be joined in the competition by his wife Miki.

"It's a great opportunity to come back to New Zealand for a visit and the Games' goal of encouraging participation in sport throughout life reflects our passion 100 per cent," Snell said.

Snell, who won three Olympic track medals in the 1960s, will be one of 25,000 athletes, aged from 25 to 101, taking part in the Masters Games, the world's single biggest multi-sports event.

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