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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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The Thriller That Invites You to Run a Mile in Roger Bannister’s Shoes

May 01, 2013

Paul Collicut's graphic novel The Murder Mile was inspired by the split second in 1954 when John Landy looked over his left shoulder and Roger Bannister passed him on the right

By Sam Humphrey, The Guardian

Ever since our ancestors began painting on the walls of caves, running has been a...

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The Miracle Mile of 1954

March 11, 2013

By The Commonwealth Games Federation

To mark Commonwealth Day 2013 the CGF is very proud to present a new short film telling the story of what is arguably the greatest athletics race of all time - the Miracle Mile of 1954.

The final of the one-Mile race at the Commonwealth (then called the...

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Sir Roger Bannister Becomes a Comic Book Hero

February 12, 2013

By Shabbir, Comic Buzz

Legendary athlete, Sir Roger Bannister runs for his life as a comic book hero in a new graphic novel The Murder Mile. In 1954, the world class runner took part in a number of heats prior to his historical victory at Iffley Road, Oxford in May where he broke the 4 minute...

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The Super Milers Documentary: Thumbs Up, Way Up!

December 03, 2012

Outstanding, compelling hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders of the Mile from Bannister to Coe

By Bring Back the Mile

The Super Milers documentary from Great Britain’s Channel 4 is entertaining and simply riveting. The hour-plus video covers the eleven world record holders...

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Attic Salt: a look back

October 28, 2012

I didn’t matter what the seconds were. Bannister was under four minutes.

By Ed Cullen, The Advocate

Roger Bannister, who ran the first sub-4 minute Mile in history in 1954, was the hero of high school middle distance runners in the 1960s.

Reading Neal Bascomb’s book, “The Perfect Mile,” has...

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Breaking Four: A Family Affair - Lap 2

October 09, 2012

By Liam Boylan-Pett, Bring Back the Mile

Editor's Note: This is part two in a four part series written by Liam Boylan-Pett, #315 on the United States sub-4 minute Mile list, boasting a personal best of 3:58.19 (2011 Falmouth Mile). He obtained Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology and Creative...

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Further Reflections: A teen’s ‘what-if’ memories from the Relays

April 22, 2012

By Carroll McKibben, Des Moines Register

The Drake Relays might have been the site of the first 4-minute mile. That opportunity never occurred, however, because of a decision made, ironically, by a former Drake University track coach, Bill Easton. The popular Easton coached the Bulldogs and...

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Bannister’s Sub-4 Minute Mile Named Greatest Athletic Achievement

November 18, 2005

For Forbes' panel of experts, editors and readers, one feat did emerge as a clear winner: the first sub-4 by Roger Bannister in 1954

By David M. Ewalt with Lacey Rose, Forbes.com

At their best, sports are about more than just winning games and diverting crowds. They test the limits of what...

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An Exclusive Club

June 27, 1994

Forty years after Roger Bannister broke four minutes, the brotherhood of Mile record holders gathered to honor their grand obsession

By Gary Smith, Sports Illustrated

Never join someone who eclipses you. Align yourself with one who increases your luster. The man who puts you in the shade...

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