6 seconds in beating Russian Vladimir Kuts
at London's White City.
During a London vs Moscow meet in White City, he beat European champion Vladimir Kuts
in the 5,000m and set a world record time of 13mins 51.
Chataway gained recognition for himself later in 1954 when, two weeks after taking 5,000 metres silver behind Vladimir Kuts
at the European Championships in Berne, he beat the Russian on the way to breaking the world record for the distance.
Chataway ran to victory in a special athletics meet with Russia and beat Vladimir Kuts
in the last 10 strides of the 5,000m to set a new world record.
After joining Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts
, Lasse Viren, Miruts Yifter and Kenenisa Bekele as the only athletes to complete the 5 and 10k double in the post-war period, Farah is at the peak of his powers.
Another to receive plaudits in the UK this summer was Mo Farah who joined athletics greats such as Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts
, Lasse Viren and Kenenisa Bekele as winner of the Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres double in London.
Le Tchecoslovaque Emil Zatopek (1952), le Sovietique Vladimir Kuts
(1956), le Finlandais Lasse Viren (1972 et 1976), l'Ethiopien Miruts Yifter (1980) et Bekele (2008) ont deja reussi pareil exploit aux JO.
Farah's win puts him alongside greats like Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts
, Lasse Viren and Kenenisa Bekele who have won this double.
The others are Hannes Kolehmainen, one of the original flying Finns, Czech Emil Zatopek, the Soviet Vladimir Kuts
, Finland's Lasse Viren - managed the double in both 1972 and 1976 - and Ethioipia's Kenenisa Bekele.
Just five men in Olympic history had previously taken the 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the same Games - Emil Zatopek of the old Czechoslovakia in 1952, Vladimir Kuts
of the USSR in 1956, Finland's Lasse Viren in 1972 and 1976, Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia in 1980 and Kenenisa Bekele, also of Ethiopia, at Beijing four years ago.
Farah is attempting to join Hannes Kolehmainen, Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts
, Lasse Viren and Kenenisa Bekele in distance running's pantheon of legends.
Before that I used to read the Christmas almanacs and things and there were all these wonderful characters - the likes of (Emil) Z[sz]topek, Vladimir Kuts
and Paavo Nurmi and all these people from foreign climes.