February 07, 2018
And there’s more to Landy’s sudden breakthrough, after being stuck for so many races, than simple mind over muscle.
By Alex Hutchinson, Outside Magazine
On a frigid Saturday night in the university town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in February 1996, I was pondering—yet again—one of the great...
December 12, 2017
Limited number of Bannister-Landy signed prints so order this Mile collectible today!
It has come to Bring Back the Mile’s attention that a limited number of autographed prints of “The Moment” when John Landy turned the wrong way as Roger Bannister passed him in the home stretch to win “The...
May 30, 2017
The stagnation was attributed to the war and the breakthrough was a return to sport along the modernization of training.
By The Science of Running
The story goes that Roger Bannister crushed the 4 minute Mile mark, and allowed runners to dream of the impossible. No longer held back by this...
March 26, 2017
The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.
By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest
It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again.
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953.
Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...
May 03, 2016
“The result was we ran the fastest time in the world on grass, we had a great race. He was a fine athlete and a fine bloke.” - Herb Elliott
By Peter de Kruijff, The Border Mail
Wodonga-raised athlete Merv Lincoln, who was the 11th person in the world to run a Mile in under 4 minutes, has died...
April 20, 2016
We have in the BC Sports Hall of Fame collection one of the 25 Omega stopwatches that was used to time the Miracle Mile and unbelievably it’s still stopped at Roger Bannister’s winning time of 3 minutes, 58.8 seconds!
By Megan Stewart, The Vancouver Courier
The stand-alone image of the 1954...
August 20, 2015
Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century include two Mile pairings
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine
You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very...
June 08, 2015
46 days after Sir Roger Bannister broke the four-minute Mile, his world record fell to John Landy. Here the athlete reflects on the day he won back his title
By Roger Bannister, The Telegraph
This photograph captures the moment I overtook the Australian runner John Landy on the final bend at...
August 10, 2014
"Yes, Landy has a lead of three yards. It's 220 yards to go and I don't believe Bannister is going to be able to catch him..."
By Mike Rowbottom, InsideTheGames.biz
Significant anniversaries of two great foot races fall either side of this weekend - races won by two Britons who, through their...
August 07, 2014
HOKA ONE ONE presents the Mile Moment of the Month
By Bring Back the Mile
Sixty years ago, on August 7, at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada, the world’s two best Milers, England’s Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-4 minute Mile, and Australia’s...
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