Dick Tayler was born 12 August 1948 in Timaru, Timaru District, Canterbury Region, New Zealand . He married Kathryn Joan (Kate) Robertson (living) 6 November 1971 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

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Offspring of Dick Tayler and Kathryn Joan (Kate) Robertson (living)
Name Birth Death Joined with
David Richard Tayler (living)
Angela Joan Tayler (living)
Rachel Kathryn Tayler (living)










Richard John (Dick) Tayler (1948)
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Competitor for  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold 1974 Christchurch 10000m

Richard ("Dick") Tayler (born 12 August 1948 in Timaru, New Zealand)[1] is a former New Zealand runner who mostly competed in distances from 1500m to 10000m.

He is best known for winning the 10,000 metres at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the race he won in a time of 27:46.4 minutes, beating Dave Black of England by 2 seconds.

Tayler competed at the 1970 and 1974 Commonwealth Games, as well as the 1972 Summer Olympics.

He finished 12th at the 1st IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Waregem, Belgium, 1973.[2]

Arthritis cut short Tayler's running career.

Tayler currently resides in Christchurch.

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NAME Tayler, Dick
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION New Zealand distance runner
DATE OF BIRTH 12 August 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Robin Patterson

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