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John Walker (runner)

Middle-distance running

Sir John George Walker, is a former middle-distance runner from New Zealand who won the 1500 m event at the 1976 Olympics. He was also the first person to run the mile in under 3:50. In more recent years, Walker has been active in local government, as an Auckland Councillor and representing the Manurewa-Papakura ward.


  • General 

  • 1974 Commonwealth Games 

  • World record breaking runs 

  • 1976 Montreal Olympic Games 

  • New Zealand records 

  • Running twilight 

  • After running