Derek Ibbotson, British runner, Died at 84


George Derek Ibbotson was born on June 17, 1932, in Huddersfield and died on February 23, 2017,in Wakefield.

He was an English runner.

Ibbotson was popularly known in athletics in the 1950s.

Ibbotson’ s most famous achievement was setting a new world record in the mile in 1957.

He attended the King James’s Grammar School, Almondbury.

Ibbotson was of the generation that included other great British milers such as Roger Bannister, Chris Brasher and Christopher Chataway.

In 1951, Ibbotson was the junior champion in Britain.

Ibbotson was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours for services to athletics.

Ibbotson was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame, in 2011.

Derek Ibbotson passed away at 84 years old.