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British athletics great Chris Chataway dies

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British athletics great Chris Chataway, best known for being one of the pacemakers for Roger Bannister's landmark four-minute mile run in 1954, died at the age of 82 on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. 

British athletics great Chris Chataway, best known for being one of the pacemakers for Roger Bannister's landmark four-minute mile run in 1954, died at the age of 82 on January 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer

Chataway, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the aviation industry, had a stellar year in 1954 as he also broke the 5,000 metres world record.

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