|Athletics at the 10th British Commonwealth Games|
|Dates||25 January – 2 February 1974|
|Host city||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Venue||Queen Elizabeth II Park|
|Participation||468 athletes from |
|Records set||1 WR , 18 GR|
At the 1974 British Commonwealth Games , the athletics events were held at the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Christchurch, New Zealand between 25 January and 2 February. Athletes competed in 37 events — 23 for men and 14 for women.
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|Don Quarrie||10.38||John Mwebi||10.51||Ohene Karikari||10.51|
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|Don Quarrie||20.73||George Daniels||20.97||Bevan Smith||21.08|
|400 metres||Charles Asati||46.04||Silver Ayoo||46.07||Claver Kamanya||46.16|
|800 metres||John Kipkurgat||1:43.91 GR||Mike Boit||1:44.39||John Walker||1:44.92|
|1500 metres||Filbert Bayi||3:32.16 WR||John Walker||3:32.52||Ben Jipcho||3:33.16|
|5000 metres||Ben Jipcho||13:14.4 GR||Brendan Foster||13:14.6||Dave Black||13:23.6|
|10,000 metres||Dick Tayler||27:46.40||Dave Black||27:48.49||Richard Juma||27:56.96|
|Marathon||Ian Thompson||2:09:12 GR||Jack Foster||2:11:19||Richard Mabuza||2:12:55|
|110 metres hurdles|
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|Fatwell Kimaiyo||13.69 GR||Berwyn Price||13.84||Max Binnington||13.88|
|400 metres hurdles||Alan Pascoe||48.83 GR||Bruce Field||49.32||William Koskei||49.34|
|3000 metres steeplechase||Ben Jipcho||8:20.67 GR||John Davies||8:24.8||Evans Mogaka||8:28.51|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| Australia |
|39.31 GR|| Ghana |
|39.61|| Nigeria |
|4 × 400 metres relay|| Kenya |
|3:04.43|| England |
|3:06.66|| Uganda |
|20 miles walk||John Warhurst||2:35:23||Roy Thorpe||2:39:03||Peter Fullager||2:42:09|
|High jump||Gordon Windeyer||2.16 GR||Lawrie Peckham||2.14||Claude Ferragne||2.12|
|Pole vault||Don Baird||5.05||Mike Bull||5.00||Brian Hooper||5.00|
|Long jump||Alan Lerwill||7.94||Chris Commons||7.92||Joshua Owusu||7.75|
|Triple jump||Joshua Owusu||16.50||Mohinder Singh Gill||16.44||Moise Pomaney||16.23|
|Shot put||Geoff Capes||20.74 GR||Mike Winch||19.36||Bruce Pirnie||18.68|
|Discus throw||Robin Tait||63.08 GR||Bill Tancred||59.48||John Hillier||57.22|
|Hammer throw||Ian Chipchase||69.56||Howard Payne||68.02||Peter Farmer||67.48|
|Javelin throw||Charles Clover||84.92 GR||Dave Travis||79.92||John Mayaka||77.56|
|Decathlon||Mike Bull||7417||Barry King||7277||Rob Lethbridge||7270|
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|Raelene Boyle||11.27 GR||Andrea Lynch||11.31||Denise Robertson||11.50|
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|Raelene Boyle||22.50 GR||Denise Robertson||22.73||Alice Annum||22.90|
|400 metres||Yvonne Saunders||51.67||Verona Bernard||51.94||Charlene Rendina||52.08|
|800 metres||Charlene Rendina||2:01.11 GR||Sue Haden||2:02.04||Sabina Chebichi||2:02.61|
|1500 metres||Glenda Reiser||4:07.08 GR||Joan Allison (Page)||4:10.66||Thelma Wright (Fynn)||4:12.26|
|100 metres hurdles|
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|Judy Vernon||13.45||Gaye Dell||13.54||Modupe Oshikoya||13.69|
|4 × 100 metres relay|| Australia |
|43.51 GR|| England |
|44.30|| Ghana |
|4 × 400 metres relay|| England |
|3:29.23|| Australia |
|3:30.72|| Canada |
|High jump||Barbara Lawton||1.84||Louise Hanna||1.82||Brigitte Bittner||1.80|
|Long jump||Modupe Oshikoya||6.46||Brenda Eisler||6.38||Ruth Martin-Jones||6.38|
|Shot put||Jane Haist||16.12||Valerie Young||15.29||Jean Roberts||15.24|
|Discus throw||Jane Haist||55.52 GR||Rosemary Payne||53.94||Carol Martin||53.16|
|Javelin throw||Petra Rivers||55.48||Jenny Symon||52.14||Sharon Corbett||50.26|
|Pentathlon||Mary Peters||4455||Modupe Oshikoya||4423||Ann Wilson||4236|
Host nation (New Zealand)
|5||New Zealand (NZL)*||2||4||2||8|
|6||Northern Ireland (NIR)||2||1||0||3|
|Totals (15 nations)||37||37||37||111|
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