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Date of Birth 31 January 1931Chelsea, London, England, UK
Date of Death 19 January 2014Westminster, London, England, UK  (cancer)
Birth NameChristopher John Chataway
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christopher Chataway was born on January 31, 1931 in Chelsea, London, England as Christopher John Chataway. He was married to Carola and Anna. He died on January 19, 2014 in Westminster, London.

Spouse (2)

Carola (? - 19 January 2014) (his death) (1 child)
Anna (? - ?) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (8)

On more than one occasion as a TV newscaster only his physical fitness got the news out on time. The studio was on the eighth floor, but the newsroom was on the second, and the lift between the two was extremely unreliable.
Champion athlete who went on to be ITV's first in-vision newsreader, before taking up a career in politics.
Became a Conservative Party MP, and in the 1970s, a junior minister.
Ran, with Christopher Brasher, as a pacer when Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile.
After his national service, he took an honors degree in politics, philosophy and economics. He was president of the University Athletic Club at Magdalen College, Oxford.
In 1954 he set a new world record in the 5,000m (13 minutes 51.6 seconds).
He was selected the first BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1954.
He ran a half marathon (just over 13 miles) in one hour, 38 minutes, 50 seconds at the age of 75.

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