Brian Hewson

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Brian Hewson
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Men’s Athletics
European Championships
Gold medal – first place Stockholm 1958 1500 metres
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place Vancouver 1954 880 yards
Silver medal – second place Cardiff 1958 880 yards

Brian Stanford Hewson (born 4 April 1933 in Croydon, Surrey) is a retired track and field athlete, who represented Great Britain at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1956) in the men's 1500 metres and (1960) in the men's 800 metres. He won the gold medal in the men's 1500 metres at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden.

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.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Sparks, Bob (2002). "Four-minute mile data". Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hungarian Paces Fantastic Mile". Winnipeg Free Press. 30 May 1955. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Mayer, David (21 November 1955). "Hungary Becomes A Great Power—in Track". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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