May 31, 2020
Jim Bailey shocked the world by beating legend John Landy in Los Angeles in 1956
By Dan Fredericks, The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Jim Bailey was the first runner to break the 4 minute Mile on American soil. He achieved this unexpected, historic feat on May 6, 1956, at the Los Angeles...
May 05, 1956
Said world record holder John Landy, the startled loser: "You ran a 3:58." Jim Bailey glared at him with unsteady indignation and shouted, "Bullswool."
By Paul O'Neil, Sports Illustrated
Saturday, May 5. A day for the dramatic, the spectacular; a day for magical and magnificent events. The...