John Landy

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Ronnie Delany of Ireland wins the 1,500 metres at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956. File photograph: IOC/Allsport/Getty

Ronnie Delany regards the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, during which he won a gold medal and set a new Olympic record, as a turning point for athletics.(...)

Roger Bannister crossing the tape at the end of his record-breaking mile run at Iffley Road, Oxford. Photograph:  Keystone/Getty Images

There is a gentle irony in that forever lasting impression of Roger Bannister. The charming modesty beyond words, the gentleman and gentle man, yet qu(...)

Roger Bannister is chaired by fellow medical students at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London after he had set his all-time record for the mile at Oxford. Photograph: PA

On a blustery spring evening in Oxford in the 1950s, Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, became an athlete of world renown, establishing himself as(...)

Monday, December 3rd, 1956 For the first time in 24 years, the Irish tricolour was raised at the Olympic Games when Ronnie Delany, the 21-year-old Ar(...)

 Ronnie Delany winning the 1,500 metres gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Photograph: IOC/Allsport

The thing about sporting records is that for all the replay buttons and digital archives at our fingertips these days, nothing can replace living memo(...)

Ronnie Delany, Noala Thomas, Albie Thomas and Paddy Marley president of Clonliffe at Morton Stadium in 2008.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The death has taken place of former Australian middle-distance runner Albie Thomas, a contemporary of Ronnie Delany who set two world records in Dubli(...)