The Landy Era
Len Johnson, Introduction by Ron Clarke
About the book
World-class athletics was something that happened overseas, not in Australia. But on 13 December 1952, all that changed when John Landy ran a mile at Melbourne’s Olympic Park in 4:02.1.
In those few minutes, Landy re-ignited the race for the sub-four minute mile and inspired a generation of Australian athletes to challenge the world at distances from 880 yards to the marathon.