Friday, February 24, 2017

V 7 N. 12 Derek Ibbotson R.I.P.

Derek Ibbotson with Kichoge Keino
Setting the World Record in the Mile, 1957

If you read our previous posting, you'll have seen a mention of Derek Ibbotson, one of Great Britain's early sub four minute milers and a former World Record holder in that event at 3:57.2.  Notably he was also the first person to run a mile in exactly 4 minutes even.  Below is a link to the obituary from the The Mirror by Ben Rossington  recalling Mr. Ibbotson's career.

Derek Ibbotson

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