Mile News Tagged Miracle Mile


The Miracle Mile 1954: A Moment in Time Prints Available

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...

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Book details 1954 Empire Games glory and ‘Miracle Mile’

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...

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Bannister vs. Landy 1954 showdown, Coe’s 1984 gold medal defense still resonate

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...

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Mile Moment of the Month: The Mile of the Century – Bannister vs. Landy 1954

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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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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Athletes mark 60th anniversary of Miracle Mile at Harry Jerome meet

July 11, 2014

Nate Brannen, Sarah Brown win Mile; "In Canada, this is the only Mile this year...Running it a couple times (per year) keeps that magic around it." - Brannen

By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press

BURNABY, B.C. - Roger Bannister and John Landy were nowhere to be seen at a small Vancouver-area...

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60 years later, Miracle Mile still resonates with Keffri Neal

July 10, 2014

NCAA runner at Kentucky: “Everyone still talks about the 4 minute Mile at the college level.”; Miracle Mile tribute race at Harry Jerome meet, 60 years after the epic 1954 event at Empire Stadium

By Steve Ewen, The Province

Keffri Neal is all of 21-years-old and he can speak eloquently about...

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Vancouver’s Miracle Mile puts $10,000 up for grabs

July 09, 2014

July 10th event part of 31st Harry Jerome Track Classic; $6000 to Mile champion with $4000 for sub-3:56; Canadian Nate Brannen headlines men's field to honor legends Roger Bannister & John Landy

By Scott Leitch, Canadian Running Magazine

To mark the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s first...

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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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