August 06, 2018
"I think the thing they want to do is not to set off too fast at the start. After the half-mile, start moving up."
By Mike Sandrock for Daily Camera
"Yes, how can I help you?"
Bingo! I was on the phone with Sir Roger Bannister, the English neurologist who on May 6, 1954,...
May 09, 2018
Roger Bannister's achievement remains a unique, still resonating landmark in our sport and beyond
The IAAF Heritage Collection has announced the latest addition to its archive of athletics memorabilia on the anniversary of one of the most celebrated feats in athletics, a signed...
April 08, 2018
The Mile "is something that we have been talking with the IAAF about recently, particularly with the passing of Roger Bannister."
By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz
A Mile race could be added to the program for future editions of the Commonwealth Games as part of a broader attempt to embrace...
April 05, 2018
Inaugural series to honor & celebrate the memory of first sub-4 man and founding BMC president
By Athletics Weekly
The British Milers Club is staging a new Bannister Mile Series in memory of Sir Roger Bannister, who died last month aged 88.
Sir Roger ran the world’s first sub-4 minute Mile...
March 21, 2018
Most importantly he balanced his training with his studies as a medical student. One supported the other, offering release and refreshment.
By Derek Peaple, Headmaster at the Park House School
The more I thought about it, the more obvious the connections became.
My first turn on the weekly...
March 17, 2018
"I've had a wonderful life. Not complaining. And I hope it hasn't ended yet."
By Emily Piesse, ABC News
Sporting greats, African dictators and John Wayne — Cecil Walkley has packed plenty in to his 88 years. And running — lots of running.
These days, the dedicated middle-distance runner...
March 13, 2018
“He was such a role model for so many people in the running community... He went down as a legend."
By Nathan Keil, Sports Editor, Baylor Lariat
The winds were swirling all around the track on May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England. The conditions were less than ideal, but Sir Roger Bannister was...
March 10, 2018
It is hard to put into words the impact Roger Bannister had, not just on me, but on the world.
By Jim Ryun
When I heard the news of Roger Bannister’s death last week at the age of 88, I recalled the first time I ever heard of Bannister, in the spring of 1963.
I was rattling back to Wichita...
March 09, 2018
Beyond the significance of Bannister’s triumph, this was one of the very first action photographs to record the climactic moment of a major sporting event.
By David Davis, Deadspin.com
Sir Roger Bannister died over the weekend at the age of 88 and, as to be expected, the glowing obituaries...
March 06, 2018
The 4 minute barrier had daunted runners for generations, but Bannister intended to break through it so that others might follow. And they did.
By Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
The remarkable—and frustrating—thing about watching Roger Federer hit a forehand is that it is impossible to...
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