John Landy

Australian athlete

John Michael Landy (born 12 April 1930) is a retired Australian middle-distance runner and politician. Landy was born in Melbourne. He was the second man to break the four-minute mile barrier in the mile run. He held the world records for the 1500 metre run and the mile race.[1][2] He was also the 26th Governor of Victoria from 2001 to 2006.

Landy in 1956


  1. John Landy Archived 2020-04-18 at the Wayback Machine.
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  • FitzSimons, Peter (2006). Great Australian Sports Champions. Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-7322-8517-8.
  • The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It, by Neal Bascomb, 2004, ISBN 0-618-39112-6