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Sir Christopher Chataway

31 January 1931 to 19 January 2014

Part of the trio of runners who broke the four-minute mile barrier, Chataway’s sporting career saw him hold the 5000m world record and win the inaugural BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. After working at Guinness where he suggested publishing a book of records he moved into television as a newsreader for ITN and a reporter for Panorama

- Read Sir Christopher Chataway's Guardian obituary here