May 06, 2014
“Vancouver was the pinnacle of my athletics career. It is very difficult to break records during Olympic competition, but winning races was better than holding world records.”
By AFP for The Australian
Sixty years since becoming the first man to run a Mile in under four minutes, Roger...
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 Forbes – Sir Roger Bannister running the first Mile under 4 minutes. To celebrate...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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