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My great Aunt Evelyn Forster, was the holder of the Women's World Record for the mile from the 22nd July, 1939 when she ran in 5'15.3" until 14th June, 1952.
The only references to this I can find online are on the Wiki page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_run_world_record_progression)
I want to find out more - where in London did she run, what other races did she run in. I know from family stories that at the time she had to pay for her own kit, pay her own bus fare and so on - but I want to find out a bit more detail.
Does anyone have any suggestions where I might look ? Many thanks !
5:15.3 Evelyn Forster