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1. The first winner was a runner who later went into politics as a Conservative MP. He is well-known for being one of the pacemakers when the first sub-four minute mile was run in May 1954. Who is he?
2. Gordon Pirie won the award in 1955. What was his field of expertise?
3. Cricketer Jim Laker was the 1956 winner. He played for Surrey and Essex at county level, but in which county was he born?
4. The 1957 winner hailed from Wales and captained Britain to win golf's Ryder Cup that year. Who was he?
5. How old was Ian Black when he won the award in 1958?
6. John Surtees was the winner in 1959. Which sport led him to win the award?
7. Show jumper Sunsalve carried which rider to the title in 1960?
8. The 1961 winner is often known as "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship". However, he did win both the 1961 Monaco and German Grand Prix. Who is he?
9. 1962 saw the first woman (a swimmer) win the title. Who was she?
10. The 1963 winner was a female. Dorothy Hyman competed in which discipline?
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