Brian Hewson

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Brian Hewson
Brian Hewson 1959.jpg
Hewson at a dog race in 1959
Personal information
Born 4 April 1933 (1933-04-04) (age 85)
Croydon, Surrey, UK
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m
Club Mitcham AC
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m – 1:47.0 (1958)
1500 m – 3:41.1 (1958)[1][2]

Brian Stanford Hewson (born 4 April 1933) is a retired middle-distance runner, who represented Great Britain at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 1958 European Championships.[1]

Hewson was one of the first men to run a four-minute mile, clocking 3:59.8 at the White City Stadium in London on 28 May 1955. As he placed third to László Tábori and Chris Chataway, he became the first to run a mile in less than four minutes and not finish in the top two; before that race, only Roger Bannister and John Landy had run a four-minute mile.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Hewson married Alison Blaiklock, a secretary, in 1963; the couple had three children, James, Caroline and Charles. They divorced in 1980 and Hewson remarried to Marion Stiff and has four stepchildren Tim, Sally, Robert and Penny.


  1. ^ a b Brian Hewson.
  2. ^ Brian Hewson.
  3. ^ Sparks, Bob (2002). "Four-minute mile data". Archived from the original on 10 October 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Hungarian Paces Fantastic Mile". Winnipeg Free Press. 30 May 1955. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ Mayer, David (21 November 1955). "Hungary Becomes A Great Power—in Track". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 4 April 2014.

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