November 28, 2004
Swedish running legend set the Mile world record three times and with countryman Arne Andersson, the duo approached the "magic" 4-minute mark
By Lennart Julin for the IAAF
Renowned Swedish Athletics historian and statistican Lennart Julin gives his own personal tribute to the life and career...
June 19, 2004
My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.
By Steve Slattery
The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...
May 06, 2004
By Dick Patrick, USA Today
Fifty years ago today, Roger Bannister recorded the first sub-four-minute Mile — 3:59.4. Since then, as the world record has improved 16 seconds, elite U.S. male Milers have become practically an endangered species.
In an Olympic year, the talk isn't if the USA will...
May 01, 2004
Was Roger Bannister the first man to run a Mile in under 4 minutes or was he just the first amateur?, asks one of Britain's top sports historians
By Peter Radford, The Observer
There were no celebrations on May 9, 1970 to mark the 200th anniversary of the first 4 minute Mile, and no tours...