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...
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...