JACK LOVELOCK & ROGER BANNISTER AUTOGRAPHS AND RB NOTE

JACK LOVELOCK 1936 OLYMPIC 1500m CHAMPION & ROGER BANNISTER – BEAUTIFULLY SIGNED ALBUM PAGE BY BOTH GREAT ATHLETES SOLD ALONG WITH A SIGNED NOTE FROM ROGER BANNISTER

Dr. John ("Jack") Edward Lovelock, MB ChB, (5 January 1910 – 28 December 1949) was a New Zealand athlete, and the 1936 Olympic champion in the 1500 metres. The highlight of Lovelock's career came in 1936, when he won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the Berlin Olympics, setting a world record in the final (3:47.8). The race is regarded as one of the finest 1500 m Olympic finals and included one of the finest fields assembled.

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English former athlete, doctor and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile. In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres, but did not win the medal he expected. This humiliation strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler.This was finally achieved on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer declared "The time was three..." , the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result, which was 3 min 59.4 sec.

Superb cream coloured autograph album page size 6” x 3 ½” bearing the pencil signature of JACK LOVELOCK above
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