|John Disley No. 4|
|Leading Gordon Pirie|
John Disley, a name not well known to our American readers but an icon on the other side of the Atlantic. Disley was the bronze medalist behind Horace Ashenfelter in 1952 in the Steeplechase at Helsinki. He was for many years instrumental in leadership in British track and field and the relatively new sport of Orienteering. Disley and Chris Brasher were also instrumental in getting the London Marathon going. Both men attended an early NYC marathon and were so taken by the excitement of the event, they decided that London needed one too and went about organizing that great event.
John Disley, Obituary
Biography From: Welsh Athletics