John Landy

Australian athlete and Governor of Victoria (1930–2022) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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John Michael Landy AC CVO MBE FTSE (12 April 1930 – 24 February 2022) was an Australian middle-distance runner and state governor. He was the second man to break the four-minute mile barrier in the mile run and held the world records for the 1500-metre run and the mile race. He was also the 26th Governor of Victoria from 2001 to 2006.

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John Landy
Landy in 1956
26th Governor of Victoria
In office
1 January 2001  7 April 2006
MonarchElizabeth II
PremierSteve Bracks
LieutenantLady Marigold Southey
Preceded bySir James Gobbo
Succeeded byDavid de Kretser
Personal details
John Michael Landy

(1930-04-12)12 April 1930
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died24 February 2022(2022-02-24) (aged 91)
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
SpouseLynne Fisher
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
OccupationAthlete, governor
Sports career
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)
Event(s)1500 m – 3 miles
ClubGeelong Guild Athletics Club, Belmont, Victoria
Sports achievements and titles
Personal best(s)1500 m – 3:41.8 (1954)
3 miles – 13:27.4 (1956)[1][2]
Mile – 3:57.9 (3:58 rounded up) (1954)
Medal record
Representing Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place1956 Melbourne1500 m
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place1954 VancouverMile