My first thought on reading that John Walker had received a knighthood in the New Zealand honours list was that the great man had taken a demotion _ the king of the mile becoming a mere knight of the realm.

John Walker is an Olympic champion, the first man to break three minutes 50 seconds for the mile, the first man to run 100 sub-four minute miles (his career tally was 135). He followed Jack Lovelock and Peter Snell as New Zealand Olympic 1500 champions….READ MORE


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