January 14, 2022
A journalist once asked Walker “What’s the most significant factor in your success?” Walker replied simply “Arch Jelley”.
By Brett Davies, Runnerstribe.com
On the 70th birthday of legendary New Zealand Miler, Sir John Walker – who reached his milestone birthday on the 12th of January this...
May 03, 2021
The fact that his winning time was the slowest since 1932 is irrelevant; it was racing entertainment at its finest.
From E. Garry Hill, Editor, Track & Field News
Time or tactics? Based on recent conversation on our Message Board, there are still those who think that Matthew Centrowitz’s 2016...
March 09, 2021
It’s all my favorite ingredients: a race that holds meaning, and a race rich with fierce competition.
By Nick Willis for Tracksmith
“Nicholas, you’re a hunter!” My coach likes to tell me whenever I go to the front of a race too early. It usually ends in disaster, because he’s right, I’m not a...
January 19, 2021
Two-time Olympic medalist breaks tie with Olympic champion, legend and fellow Kiwi Sir John Walker
By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com
Evergreen Nick Willis made history on Tuesday night by breaking 4:00 in the Mile for the record 19th year in a row. Willis, 37, ran 3:58.63 to finish second behind...
November 09, 2020
“It’s a great honor to be named Patron of Athletics NZ and to follow in the esteemed footsteps of a legend like Sir Peter Snell, who was a huge inspiration to me.”
From Athletics New Zealand
Legendary middle-distance runner Sir John Walker has been named as Patron of Athletics New Zealand.
August 12, 2020
The Mile "is a cherished distance. When I lined up for a Mile race, I knew I was in for a hell of a race. It is a shame it is not run often more."
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
On Tuesday evening, August 12, 1975, John Walker of New Zealand broke the 3:50 Mile barrier, clocking a world...
July 02, 2020
"I’m delighted to donate my warm-up suit to the Heritage Collection. Through its preservation and public display, I hope the suit helps to create interest in running for generations to come.”
By Chris Turner for World Athletics Heritage
New Zealand’s 1976 Olympic 1500m champion Sir John...
December 29, 2019
"They didn’t expect I would win that race. John [Walker] knew that maybe I would die – but I was prepared for that one!”
By Mike Rowbottom for World Athletics
Among the past contests highlighted during last month’s World Athletics' inaugural Heritage Mile Night in Monaco was the epic 1500m...
August 27, 2019
“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”
Steve Landells for the IAAF
The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
March 12, 2018
"This is a legacy for others. When they look at the statue kids can say to each other 'if he can do it, so can I'."
One of the country's sporting heroes has been immortalized in his hometown.
Olympic champion and Mile world record holder Sir John Walker unveiled a...
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