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1958 Bob Taylor of Belgrave takes on George Knight of Essex Beagles

23 September 1958, Hurlingham Park, the London AC Relay Meeting. Back after a couple of years out of the sport, thanks to a debilitating illness, Bob Taylor (L23) still knows how to take on a champion in George Knight (O18). Admittedly they were on Bob's territory, a 1 mile relay leg - but George was the fastest man in the World over 10,000 metres the previous year (29:06.4) - and that during the days of the USSR's Pyotr Bolotnikov and Vladimir Kuts.