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John Landy

1930 - 2022

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John Michael Landy (12 April 1930 – 24 February 2022) was an Australian middle-distance runner and state governor. He was the second man to break the four-minute mile barrier in the mile run and held the world records for the 1500-metre run and the mile race. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Landy has received more than 315,819 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Landy is the 483rd most popular athlete (up from 1,255th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from Australia (up from 403rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Australian Athlete.

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Among athletes, John Landy ranks 483 out of 3,059Before him are Rudolf Burkert, John Eke, Ed Ablowich, Martti Marttelin, Étienne Desmarteau, and Konrad Stäheli. After him are Sverre Stenersen, Arthur L. Newton, Akilles Järvinen, Roelof Klein, Kaisa Parviainen, and Teodor Koskenniemi.

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Among people born in 1930, John Landy ranks 368Before him are Štefan Uher, Aureliano Bolognesi, Kenneth Frampton, Kurt Biedenkopf, Jacqueline du Bief, and Ellen Schwiers. After him are Matt Monro, Aleksandar Matanović, Ignazio Fabra, Kei Kumai, Wilferd Madelung, and Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi. Among people deceased in 2022, John Landy ranks 297Before him are Vesa-Matti Loiri, Oleksandr Sydorenko, Arne Åhman, Aleksandr Gorshkov, Yoshio Kikugawa, and Georgi Atanasov. After him are Lygia Fagundes Telles, Rex Cawley, David Ray Griffin, Bernd Bransch, Ken Starr, and Regimantas Adomaitis.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, John Landy ranks 182 out of 925Before him are Richard Bonynge (1930), Jacinda Barrett (1972), Paul Keating (1944), Deborra-Lee Furness (1955), Alfred Deakin (1856), and Barry Humphries (1934). After him are Frederick Lane (1880), William McMahon (1908), Keith Michell (1926), Ashley Cooper (1936), May Robson (1858), and John Pilger (1939).

Among ATHLETES In Australia

Among athletes born in Australia, John Landy ranks 5Before him are Peter Norman (1942), Bobby Pearce (1905), Ron Clarke (1937), and Nick Winter (1894). After him are Betty Cuthbert (1938), John Winter (1924), George Parker (1896), Shirley Strickland (1925), Stan Rowley (1876), Norma Croker (1934), and Cathy Freeman (1973).