Mile News Tagged Franz Stampfl


How Bannister trained for and ran his sub-4 minute Mile

May 09, 2020

Progressive overload was achieved not by increasing the number of repetitions, nor by reducing the recovery, but rather more simply by incrementally increasing the speed of the reps.

By Tim Brennan & Matt Long, Athletics Weekly

Nearly 2,000 athletes have paid their own tribute to the great...

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Agony and ecstasy of the force within

May 18, 2014

Ulick O'Connor, who broke the Irish pole vault record in 1951, recalls the legendary coach behind Roger Bannister's historic sub-4 minute Mile

By Ulick O'Connor, The Independent

Sir Roger Bannister celebrates two major achievements this month. The first is the 60th anniversary of his being...

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The Forgotten Story of…Franz Stampfl

May 29, 2013

Franz Stampfl coached Roger Bannister to the 4 minute Mile, but he had an extraordinary backstory, including surviving a U-boat attack

By Paul Connolly, The Guardian

Ralph Doubell began running in the hope of seeing the world. Spindly, 17, scraping by at the University of Melbourne, Doubell...

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Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway, Ulick O’Connor in “A Life Unexpected” Teaser Reel

May 18, 2012

"A Life Unexpected" is a new documentary about the life of world-renowned Athletics Coach and Dunera Boy, Franz Stampfl - who produced more than 300 Olympians, World Champions and National Champions from more than 14 countries during his 50 year career, including coaching Roger Bannister to break...

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