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Sir Roger Bannister Becomes a Comic Book Hero

February 12, 2013

By Shabbir, Comic Buzz

Legendary athlete, Sir Roger Bannister runs for his life as a comic book hero in a new graphic novel The Murder Mile. In 1954, the world class runner took part in a number of heats prior to his historical victory at Iffley Road, Oxford in May where he broke the 4 minute Mile for the first time. His closest rivals in that earlier Arizona race were American Wes Santee and Australia’s John Landy, who both feature in the story too.

The real-life race forms the backdrop to Paul Collicutt’s fictional detective thriller, The Murder Mile, which combines his interests in art & athletics in his first graphic novel for adults.

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Tags: wes santee (11) , the murder mile (2) , roger bannister (174) , john landy (34)

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