Ronhill New Zealand is pleased to announce the inaugural NZ Relays to celebrate one of our greatest athletes Sir John Walker and the Mile.
Walker broke the World Record in the mile run with a time of 3:49.4 minutes set at Göteborg, Sweden, on 12 August 1975, bettering the previous time of 3:51.0 set earlier that year by Filbert Bayi.
It was the first time that the Three minutes and 50 seconds time had been broken, and it was a full 10 seconds faster than Roger Bannister's historic sub-four-minute Mile of 3:59.4 that was run twenty-one years previously.
We will be raising money for the John Walker ‘Find Your Field of Dreams
’ Foundation to help continue his love of sport and use it to support future generations of athletes.