John S. Johnson
John S. Johnson (May 11, 1873–1934) was an early American cyclist and speed skater. He was the first to bicycle 1-mile in less than two minutes, or 1:56.6. This happened in 1892 at a racing track in Independence, Iowa. Johnson was also a world record holder in speed skating, and won world championship titles in both sports. He was living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was of Swedish ancestry. He died in 1934.
- In 2003, Johnson was introduced into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame
- In 1960, Johnson was introduced into the Speed Skaters Hall of Fame
- Picture from a 1902 magazine, showing Johnson on bicycle behind a motorized tandem pacemaker, photo by Carl Horner, Boston.