March 30, 2014
In an extract from his new book, "Twin Tracks", Bannister recounts how he prepared for his unforgettable, legendary race: "I felt at that moment that it was my chance to do one thing supremely well."
Sixty years ago, on May 6, 1954, at Iffley Road track in Oxford, Roger Bannister became the...
March 28, 2014
KIMbia Athletics aims to crowdfund definitive account of historic race
By KIMbia Athletics
Sixty years have passed since “The Greatest Sporting Achievement of the 20th Century” as named by Sports Illustrated and Forbes – Sir Roger Bannister running the first Mile under 4 minutes. To celebrate...
January 19, 2014
A 4-time world record holder, who inspired Roger Bannister to the first sub-4 minute Mile; also Commonwealth Games gold medalist and sub-4 minute Miler
From the BBC
Former British athlete Sir Chris Chataway has died at the age of 82.
Chataway, who broke the 5000m world record in 1954, is...
November 09, 2012
Wood, Ibbotson, Simpson, Wilkinson, Coe, Elliott and Mayock
By Alan Flynn, EXCLUSIVE for Bring Back the Mile
In May 1954, Sir Roger Bannister ran the first even sub-4 minute Mile and I watched it on a 12” black and white TV. A couple of weeks later I won the Junior Athletics Trophy at my...
October 14, 2012
By Nia Mason, ITV Meridian
Sir Roger Bannister started them off, and thousands of runners set off on the Oxford Half Marathon this morning. While it was an honour for many of the runners to meet one of their sporting heroes in the flesh, Sir Roger himself, said he was honoured to still be...
May 07, 2012
The UK's MarathonTalk podcast featured a two-part interview earlier this year with Sir Chris Chataway who paced Sir Roger Bannister to the first sub-4 minute Mile in 1954. Chataway went on to have a decorated career himself breaking the World 5000m record, winning Commonwealth gold over three...