Businessman, politician, TV news broadcaster, and long-distance runner.
He worked for the Guinness brewing company and contributed to the establishment of the Guinness Book of World Records.
He set a world record for the fastest 5000-meter run in 1954.
He married the mother of future Conservative MP Charles D. Walker.
He was one of Roger Bannister's pacemakers when Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile.