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Subject: John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 12:33 pm

London marathon co-founder John Disley has died at the age of 87 after a short illness.

Disley, from Corris in north Wales, and his friend Chris Brasher set up the first London event in 1981.

The British pair met in the 1950s when competing in the 3,000m steeplechase - Disley taking bronze at the 1952 Olympic Games and Brasher gold in 1956.

A former vice-chairman of the UK Sports Council, Disley was appointed a CBE in 1979 for his work in outdoor education.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/wales/25749606

Subject: Re: John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

Written By: Redhairkid on 02/08/16 at 2:06 pm

Genuinely sorry to hear this, Philip. I knew John personally as he was a friend of my ex boss. A very nice person.

Subject: Re: John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

Written By: karen on 02/10/16 at 1:38 pm

He was also introduced the sport of orienteering to the UK and, together with Chris Brasher, founded the British Orienteering Federation.

https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/index.php?pg=1&action=news&id=MzM2Mw==&rtn=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5icml0aXNob3JpZW50ZWVyaW5nLm9yZy51ay8=

Subject: Re: John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

Written By: Redhairkid on 02/10/16 at 2:05 pm

Chris Brasher was another nice guy. I once called him Mr Brasher and he immediately told me to call him Chris!

Subject: Re: John Disley: London Marathon co-founder dies aged 87

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/16 at 4:15 am


Genuinely sorry to hear this, Philip. I knew John personally as he was a friend of my ex boss. A very nice person.
There was a fitting tribute for John Disley at the start of London Marathon today.

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