John Walker: “Winning is everything”
John Walker celebrates his 63rd birthday today. The New Zealander was the first man to break the 3:50 barrier (3:59.4) in the mile and then went on to win the 1500m at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.
Below is video footage of Walker’s mile record run and Olympic win with some insight from the man himself. Walker suffers from Parkinson’s disease now but his legend lives on.