Mile News Tagged Chris Chataway

Roger Bannister: ‘The day I broke the 4 minute Mile’

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...

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New Documentary Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Roger Bannister’s Four Minute Mile

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 ForbesSir Roger Bannister running the first Mile under 4 minutes. To celebrate...

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Sir Chris Chataway, Olympian & World Record Holder, Passes Away

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...

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Yorkshire Milers: My Magnificent Seven

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...

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Sir Roger Bannister on Running

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...

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Sir Chris Chataway Interview and the Magic Mile

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...

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