- Jan. 21 Tokoroa, NZ - 8:33.0 2 mile in an attempt to break Bob Schul's 8:26.4 world record
- Jan. 23 Adelaide - 8:47.0 2 mile in 90 degree weather
- Jan. 26 Melbourne - 27:40.0 6 mile in extremely windy conditions in an attempt to break his own world record of 27:17.8
- Jan. 28 Melbourne - 4:07.8 mile
- Feb. 1 Auckland, NZ – Broke his recent 5000 world record with a 13:33.6, passing 3 miles in 13:08.0 to just miss his own 13:07.6 WR en route
- Feb. 5 Dunedin, NZ – 5000 meters in 13:47.0
- Feb. 6 Melbourne - Ran an 880 in 1:56.0, losing to Tony Forbes' 1:55.3
- Feb. 10 Melbourne - Attempted to break the world records at 20K and one hour but when high winds made that impossible, he stopped after ten miles, covered in 47:45.8, 19 seconds off the WR for that distance.
- Feb. 13 Melbourne - One mile in 4:04.4
|On this day in Wales, Whetton could only manage a third|
place behind Alan Simpson and Ricardo Romo c. 1963?
After much deliberation and intense mathematical study, the Once Upon a Time in the Vest editorial staff proclaims the OSU effort this night to be intrinsically superior. Jim Metcalf leads off in 1:53.5 and is followed by Jim Perry and Tom Von Ruden, both clocking 1:50.8. Dave Perry finishes in 1:51.6.
John Whetton's Later Career
This article appeared in a British online review with a BBC news release about Whetton
- Another 'commentor' on that piece provided this bio of Whetton
The following article appeared in Tom Farrell's St. John's University newsletter when he was inducted into their hall of fame in 2008