Hewson at a dog race in 1959
4 April 1933 (age 85)|
Croydon, Surrey, UK
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Event(s)||800 m, 1500 m|
|Achievements and titles|
800 m – 1:47.0 (1958)|
1500 m – 3:41.1 (1958)
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.
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.
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.
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