Sir Christopher Chataway was an all-round man.
Besides his 5,000 metres world record and his role in helping Sir Roger Bannister become the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier, Sir Christopher was also the face of the very first ITN newscast in 1955.
Sir Christopher, who died today aged 82, was the first ever winner of BBC Sports Personality of the Year, after setting the 5,000m world record at 13:51:06.
Although he retired from professional athletics after the 1956 Olympics in Stockholm, he continued to compete until recently.
In 2006, aged 75, he completed the Great Northern Run half marathon 1:38:50