May 08, 2012
By Stephen Wilson, Irish Examiner
OXFORD - Roger Bannister remembers those fabled four minutes as if they were yesterday.
Like a proud patriarch regaling wide-eyed children, the 83-year-old avidly recounts that magical four-lap race on a cinder track in Oxford on May 6, 1954 — an event that...
May 07, 2012
The UK's MarathonTalk podcast featured a two-part interview earlier this year with Sir Chris Chataway who paced Sir Roger Bannister to the first sub-4 minute Mile in 1954. Chataway went on to have a decorated career himself breaking the World 5000m record, winning Commonwealth gold over three...
May 06, 2012
By Paul Kelso, The Telegraph
OXFORD - This weekend sees the anniversary of perhaps the most famous landmark in sport. On Sunday it will be 58 years to the day since Sir Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four-minute Mile, a feat that still resonates around the sporting world.
To mark the...
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...
April 01, 2012
Special emergency meeting approves Mile for 2012 London Olympic track & field schedule
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – (April 1, 2012) – In an unprecedented emergency meeting and vote, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has dropped the 1500 meters for the Mile as an Olympic track event effective...
March 01, 2012
By Stephen Wilson, Associated Press
OXFORD, England – Roger Bannister remembers those fabled four minutes as if they were yesterday, still as vivid in his mind today as that blustery late afternoon more than half a century ago.
Like a proud patriarch regaling his wide-eyed grandchildren, the...
February 25, 2012
By Rhianne Pope, Oxford Mail
When Roger Bannister stepped out on to an Oxford running track nearly 60 years ago, he was about to make sporting history.
And now a project at the Oxford Playhouse is looking to hear from the 3,000 people who were there to witness the first sub-four-minute mile.
February 15, 2012
"Here's a mark that transcends sports. It's something that's so embedded in our culture and other cultures that it's often referenced outside the sport."
By Eddie Pells, AP National Writer
It's the race that cemented Roger Bannister's name into history and the distance that everyday runners...
February 14, 2012
You were our First Love from the first time that we set eyes on your classic beauty & rich history; it's been a wonderful 140-plus years together. From the time Edward Merritt (USA) ran 4:43.8 in 1877 to Great Britian's Sir Roger Bannister's ground breaking, and now iconic, first...
January 19, 2012
National campaign to elevate and celebrate the storied, iconic distance
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The Mile holds a special place in Track & Field and beyond. No running distance, or field event for that matter, has the history, the appeal, the “magic” of the Mile. The first sub-4...
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