John Landy

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Landy in 2004

John Michael Landy (12 April 1930 – 24 February 2022) was an Australian middle-distance runner and politician. Landy was born in Melbourne. He was the second man to break the four-minute mile barrier in the mile run. He held the world records for the 1500 metre run and the mile race.[1][2] He also won a bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Landy was also the 26th Governor of Victoria from 2001 to 2006.

Landy died on 24 February 2022 in Castlemaine, Australia from problems caused by Parkinson's disease at the age of 91.[3][4][5]

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  3. "John Landy, responsible for Australia's 'finest sporting moment of the century', dies aged 91". ABC News. 25 February 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  4. Shefferd, Neil (25 February 2022). "Second man to break four-minute mile barrier Landy dies aged 91". Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  5. "John Landy, second man to break 4-minute mile, dies at 91". Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved 2022-02-26.

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