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John Landy

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

John Landy

Person  Male  Born 12/4/1930 

Athlete. Born John Michael Landy in Melbourne, Australia. Forty-six days after Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile, he broke the record again. He is probably best remembered for his performance in the 1500 metres final at the 1956 Australian National Championships, when he stopped and doubled back to check on a fellow runner who had fallen. He resumed running, and in the final two laps made up a large deficit to win the race. Governor of Victoria from 2001 to 2006.

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