Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister

London 2012: Sir Roger Bannister hot favorite to light Olympic flame

July 26, 2012

William Hill stop taking bets on 83-year-old's appointment; Bannister became first man to ran sub-4 minute Mile

By Sam Jones, The Guardian

William Hill has stopped taking bets on Sir Roger Bannister lighting the Olympic cauldron after receiving a flurry of big bets backing the man who ran the...

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Sir Roger Bannister missed out in Helsinki

July 18, 2012

Bikash Mohapatra digs out some of the biggest names in sport who failed to leave a mark on the Olympics.


The Olympics is a great leveler.

While on the one hand we witness athletes rising from relative anonymity to create history, on the other there are eminent athletes who...

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Roger Bannister carries Olympic torch on track where he broke 4-minute Mile

July 10, 2012

By Associated Press

OXFORD, England — Roger Bannister returned to the track where he broke the 4-minute barrier for the Mile 58 years ago, walking slowly but smiling broadly as he carried the Olympic torch across the finish line Tuesday just 17 days before the start of the London Games.


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Last Amateur Bannister Is No LeBron Chasing Olympic Ideal

July 09, 2012

By Oliver Staley, Bloomberg Business Week

Britain was still reeling from World War II in the early 1950s. Then came the coronation of a new queen, the conquest of Mt. Everest and, in May 1954, the breaking of the four-minute Mile by Roger Bannister.

Bannister and his epic run helped rally the...

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Sir Roger Bannister Considered Retirement Before 4 Minute Mile

July 04, 2012

Sir Roger Bannister has revealed how his fourth place at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics changed sporting history.

By The British Broadcasting Corporation

He planned to retire if he won gold at the Games - and would not have gone on to run the first sub-4 minute Mile.

The 83-year-old told BBC...

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The very modest hero who raced into history on pilchard power

June 12, 2012

As he prepares to carry the Olympic Torch, an enchanting interview with 4-minute Mile legend Roger Bannister

By Jane Fryer, Daily Mail

OXFORD - Sir Roger Bannister is sitting straight-backed and immaculate in his favourite 'very hard' chair.

He’s chatting about Olympic gold medals, the...

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Roger Bannister to carry the Olympic torch at the Oxford track where he made history

June 04, 2012

Sir Roger Bannister will carry the Olympic torch on the track where he became the first man to run the Mile in less than four minutes

By Tim Walker, The Telegraph

OXFORD - Although Sir Roger Bannister would have been a popular choice to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony, the...

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London 2012 - Should Bannister light Olympic flame?

June 01, 2012

Five-times Olympic gold medallist Steve Redgrave remains the bookies' hot favourite to light the Olympic flame in the stadium at the London 2012 opening ceremony, but Sir Roger Bannister is closing on him.

By Eurosport

Redgrave is a 1-3 favourite to be afforded the honour, but legendary...

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Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway, Ulick O’Connor in “A Life Unexpected” Teaser Reel

May 18, 2012

"A Life Unexpected" is a new documentary about the life of world-renowned Athletics Coach and Dunera Boy, Franz Stampfl - who produced more than 300 Olympians, World Champions and National Champions from more than 14 countries during his 50 year career, including coaching Roger Bannister to break...

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Daughter of Roger Bannister photographer recreates iconic image

May 16, 2012

The daughter of a photographer who captured Roger Bannister's four-minute Mile has recreated his iconic image.

By BBC News

OXFORD - Jenny Priscott, from Didcot, copied her father Ivan Sansom's picture when a theatre show retold the record-breaking event at Iffley Road Track, Oxford.


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