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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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,...
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...
August 05, 2016
Q&A to feature athlete who ran in historic first sub-4 minute Mile race and American record holder Alan Webb
FALMOUTH, Mass. — To mark the return of the elite Mile to Falmouth after a one-year hiatus, “Bannister: Everest on the Track", will be screened at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race’s...
July 30, 2016
“As I have said, winning Olympic races is more important than the 4 minute Mile. It so happens that the rest of the world thinks otherwise.” - Sir Roger Bannister
By Pat Butcher, GlobeRunner.com
Oh dear! I watched Everest on the Track, the documentary of Roger Bannister and the 4 minute 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...
April 13, 2016
Despite all of the acclaim, he’s definitely a humble guy who understands the achievement but doesn’t let himself get too carried away with it.
By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated
When Roger Bannister crossed the finish line at Oxford’s Iffley Road track in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds on...
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