Huge mourning worldwide. A legend who managed to write history in the world of athletics has died. The tragic announcement was made by the International Athletics Federation (FIA). What is it about? It’s the tragedy of the moment.
Mourning in the world of athletics after a great legend died. It is about the Australian John Landy, former world record holder in the distance of one mile and 1500 m. He passed away at the age of 91 years. The tragic announcement was made on Saturday by the International Athletics Federation (FIA), writes AFP. However, the quoted source did not specify the cause of death. But later, the cause of death was confirmed. If you are his loved one, we know this news might be very shocking for you and you might be waiting to know his cause of death.
It is worth mentioning that during his activity, he managed to write history. He was the second athlete, after his great rival, the British Roger Bannister, to run the mile (1609 m) in less than four minutes in 1954. He ran in 3 minutes and 58 seconds, a record that remained for three years.
A reaction to his death also came from FIA President Sebastian Coe, a two-time 1500m Olympic champion. He said on Saturday that athletics “owes a lot” to Landy, in the context in which he was the one who managed to ignite the “spark” and become a real model for many runners.
“Landy ignited the spark that led to the legendary four-mile four-minute race between 1952 and 1954,” Coe said. “Landy has been a role model for many runners,” he added. It is worth mentioning that John Landy achieved the performance of being a bronze medalist in the 1500 m at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
Huge grief. A legend of Romanian football has died
We remind you that the world of sports in Romania is also in mourning after a few days ago, a great legend of Romanian sports passed away. It is about Ioan Zare, a former international who died on Wednesday, February 23rd. The tragic announcement was made by Vova Tămaș, his former teammate.
According to him, the former international was admitted to intensive care on Tuesday after announcing that he was not feeling well. Subsequently, he was in critical condition and gave his last breath on Wednesday. At the same time, his former colleague claims that he did not want to receive such news, adding that he is devastated.
John Landy passed away due to a dreadful disease, which created complications for him. Since he was a man with a great sportsmanship, this news came as a shock for everyone.