Brian Hewson with his wife Bobbie & dog Fritz.

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Partial / Incomplete Date January 1959
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 News & Mercury
Picture Reference Mit_​People_​71-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Born in Croydon, Brian Hewson, was one of the most successful members of the Mitcham Athletics Club. Only the fourth man in the world to run the four minute mile, he broke the British Empire and Commonwealth record for the 1000m in 1958.

A silver medal winner at Commonwealth level, he also competed in the Olympic Games during the 1950s. This photograph was taken shortly before he travelled to America to run in the 1000 metres and the mile. The climax of his visit would be his appearance at the American championships.

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