August 06, 2014
“We read books on Landy and Bannister and knew of the B.C. runners who’d (run the Mile in under 4 minutes) in the past. When the hype becomes that engrained in you, you want to be part of that.” - Graeme Wells
By Don Fennell, Richmond Review
It was thought to be impossible.
No human, they...
July 27, 2014
“I was going to run from the front, I was going to break the 4 minute Mile, and I was going to break my world record." - John Landy
By Kym Morgan, The Advertiser
The 1954 British Empire Games Mile race between Australia’s John Landy and England’s Roger Bannister in Vancouver, Canada, was so...
June 05, 2014
Breaking 4 minutes "was the epitomy of my sports career.”
By Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER - Sixty years after the Roger Bannister-John Landy Miracle Mile at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver -- and long after the world went metric -- there is still a cachet attached to the...
May 06, 2014
“Vancouver was the pinnacle of my athletics career. It is very difficult to break records during Olympic competition, but winning races was better than holding world records.”
By AFP for The Australian
Sixty years since becoming the first man to run a Mile in under four minutes, Roger...
March 28, 2014
KIMbia Athletics aims to crowdfund definitive account of historic race
By KIMbia Athletics
Sixty years have passed since “The Greatest Sporting Achievement of the 20th Century” as named by Sports Illustrated and Forbes – Sir Roger Bannister running the first Mile under 4 minutes. To celebrate...
May 01, 2013
Paul Collicut's graphic novel The Murder Mile was inspired by the split second in 1954 when John Landy looked over his left shoulder and Roger Bannister passed him on the right
By Sam Humphrey, The Guardian
Ever since our ancestors began painting on the walls of caves, running has been a...
March 11, 2013
By The Commonwealth Games Federation
To mark Commonwealth Day 2013 the CGF is very proud to present a new short film telling the story of what is arguably the greatest athletics race of all time - the Miracle Mile of 1954.
The final of the one-Mile race at the Commonwealth (then called the...
February 12, 2013
By Shabbir, Commic Buzz
Legendary athlete, Sir Roger Bannister runs for his life as a comic book hero in a new graphic novel, The Murder Mile. In 1954, the world-class runner took part in a number of heats prior to his historical victory at Ifley Rd, Oxford in May where he broke the...
December 03, 2012
Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe
By Bring Back the Mile
The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...
October 28, 2012
By Ed Cullen, The Advocate
Roger Bannister, who ran the first sub-4 minute Mile in history in 1954, was the hero of high school middle distance runners in the 1960s.
Reading Neal Bascomb’s book, “The Perfect Mile,” has brought back the joyful and painful memories of running the half mile at...
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