TRACK AND FIELD • Christopher Chataway, a former 5,000-meter world record-holder who helped Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile, has died. He was 82.
Chataway, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1995 for his services to the aviation industry, died Sunday at a hospice in London after more than two years fighting cancer, his son Mark said.
The middle-distance runner competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, and acted as a pacemaker to help Bannister become the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier in 1954.
"We laughed, ran and commiserated together," Bannister told the BBC. "People will always remember him for the great runner he was, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that he had an extremely distinguished career off the track."
Manchester United still struggling
SOCCER • Samuel Eto’o capitalized on a slack defense for his first Chelsea hat trick in a 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday that further underlined the struggles of the Premier League champions under David Moyes.
United has seven league losses and is not only 14 points behind leader Arsenal, but also six points from the fourth Champions League spot.
"We won’t throw the towel in until we can’t get there," Moyes said. "The job is to try and finish first. I will keep trying to do that."
From wire reports
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