Jim Peters (athlete)

Jim Peters (Athlete)

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Jim Peters (24 October 1918 in London – 9 January 1999 in Thorpe Bay) was a long-distance runner from England. He broke the world record for the men's marathon four times in the 1950s. He was the first runner to complete a marathon under 2 hours 20 minutes – an achievement which was equated to the breaking of the four minute mile. He achieved this at the Polytechnic Marathon of 1953, a point-to-point race from Windsor to Chiswick, West-London.

Later that same year Peters set the first sub-2:20 clocking on an out-and-back course, at the Enschede Marathon, Holland.

He served as president of the then recently formed Road Runners Club from 1955 - 1956.

After retiring from competitive athletics, Peters worked as an optician in Chadwell Heath, Essex.




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