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T.J.L. (Dick) Quax (born 1948) is a New Zealand runner.
At the 1970 British Commonwealth Games, Quax won the silver medal in the 1500 metres.
Quax won silver in the 5000 metres at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
In 1977 at Stockholm, Sweden he set a new world record time of 13m 12.9s in the 5000 metres.
In October 2001 Quax was elected to the Manukau City Council from the Pakuranga ward and subsequently re-elected in 2004 to represent the new Botany-Clevedon ward after a failed bid for the Manukau mayoralty. He is also a member of the ACT Party having stood as a list candidate in the 1999 and 2002 general elections.
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