October 21, 2017
Bannister raced for one more event then retired to concentrate on his medical career. His niche in sport history forever assured.
By Eddie G. Alinea, The Manila Times
Many had come close to it, but were eventually thwarted as if held back by powers unseen and demonic.
They all were, until...
August 26, 2017
Bring Back the Mile, a website and community that promotes and celebrates the Mile as a preeminent distance in the United States, has done an excellent job of tracking the American women who have broken 4:30.
By Sally Bergesen, Outside
“What’s the equivalent of the 4 minute Mile for women?”...
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...
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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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