Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister


A Brief History of the Sub-4 Minute Mile

June 12, 2017

Another U.S. high schooler just went under four, which inspired us to trace the milestone's roots, starting with legend Roger Bannister

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online

In early June, Reed Brown, a Texas high school senior, became the tenth U.S. high schooler in history to run the Mile...

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After smashing through the 4-minute barrier, Ingebrigtsen, 16, serves notice

June 09, 2017

“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”

By IAAF

As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...

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Strava reveals global best Mile efforts

June 07, 2017

The Strava Mile campaign is about bringing runners from all over the world together and encouraging them to run their best Miles together.

By Gary Roethenbaugh, triathalonbusiness.com

Strava, the social network for athletes, has released data from over 5.6 million runners showing the average...

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The Roger Bannister Effect: The Myth of the Psychological Breakthrough

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...

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How to Run Your Fastest Mile

May 18, 2017

Bored with 5K and 10Ks? Try this perfect test of speed and endurance

By Nick Harris-Fry, Coach

In today’s metric world, the Mile is not a distance most people run all that regularly. Track athletes will sprint all manner of distances up to 1500m and road runners tackle anything from 5K...

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Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

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...

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Sir Roger Bannister invested as a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace

March 02, 2017

The Order recognizes people who have made a major contribution to the arts, science, medicine or government over a long period of time; just 53 other living people are Order members

By Luke Sproule, Oxford Mail

As he was officially awarded one of the Commonwealth's most prestigious honours ...

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My First Sub-4

January 05, 2017

There was a lengthy pause as the three timekeepers compared their watches in order to come up with the official time, and then there was the announcement, “It has happened again!”

By Craig Masback

The quest for my first sub-4 minute Mile began on the streets of Rome and finished on Oxford’s...

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Sir Roger Bannister made Companion of Honor in New Year’s Honors List

December 31, 2016

"I would hope that my colleagues with whom I worked in hospitals for 25 years will appreciate the honor, as well as those who were in the world of running.”

By Luke Sproule, The Oxford Times

Sir Roger Bannister, celebrated neurologist and the first man to run a Mile in less than 4 minutes,...

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Sporting legend Roger Bannister calls for “optimism” ahead of Olympic Games

August 06, 2016

"There will always be failures, wrongdoing and cheating in every human endeavour. Britain should be bursting with pride over our Froomes, Murrays, Ennis-Hills and Mo Farahs. They inspire amateur athletes all over the world."

By Hannah Somerville, Oxford Mail

Sporting legend Roger Bannister...

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