Mile News Tagged John Landy

Runners inspired by Miracle Mile

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...

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‘Race of the century’ between Landy & Bannister still a miracle 60 years later

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...

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Miracle Mile’s 60th anniversary to highlight Jerome Classic

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...

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Beating John Landy stands above record: Roger Bannister

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...

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New Documentary Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Roger Bannister’s Four Minute Mile

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 ForbesSir Roger Bannister running the first Mile under 4 minutes. To celebrate...

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The Thriller That Invites You to Run a Mile in Roger Bannister’s Shoes

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...

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The Miracle Mile of 1954

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...

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Sir Roger Bannister Becomes a Comic Book Hero

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...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

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...

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Attic Salt for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012

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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