Former long-distance runner who once held the world record in the 10,000 meter race and British records in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000 meter race.
He used to train wearing army boots.
He lacked quickness, so while he could often set great times, he would often get passed in competition in the last lap because he didn't have the pure foot speed.
He grew up in London, England.
He was named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, as was TV and radio personality Bob Harris.