Mile News Tagged James Parrott

The 18th Century four-minute Mile

May 12, 2014

Roger Bannister was credited with being the first person to run a Mile in under four minutes - but 18th Century runners are reported to have got there first. Why are they not recognised?

By James Fletcher, BBC

It was 9 May, 1770 when James Parrott, a costermonger, stood at the Charterhouse...

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The Time a Land Forgot

May 01, 2004

Was Roger Bannister the first man to run a Mile in under 4 minutes or was he just the first amateur?, asks one of Britain's top sports historians

By Peter Radford, The Observer

There were no celebrations on May 9, 1970 to mark the 200th anniversary of the first 4 minute Mile, and no tours...

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