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Chris Brasher

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Chris Brasher

Person  Male  Born 21/8/1928  Died 28/2/2003

Athlete and journalist. Born Christopher William Brasher in Georgetown, Guyana. He was one of the pacemakers for Roger Bannister when he broke the four-minute mile barrier in 1954. He pioneered the sport of orienteering in Britain and had a distinguished career in journalism, mainly as the sports editor of The Observer. In 1981 he founded the London Marathon. Died at his home in Chaddleworth, Berkshire.

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