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...
March 05, 2018
Briton broke barrier, set a still resonating, recognized standard and transcended the sport
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile founder
We knew this day would come: the death of a great man – a universally enduring, esteemed and endearing legend in every sense of the word as worldwide homage,...
March 03, 2018
But for most, the image of Bannister will forever be the long-limbed athlete, with his head thrown back, breaking the tape on a blustery May evening in 1954.
From the BBC
Roger Bannister, who has died at the age of 88, was the first man to run a Mile in under 4 minutes.
Sir Roger, who was...
December 12, 2017
Limited number of Bannister-Landy signed prints so order this Mile collectible today!
It has come to Bring Back the Mile’s attention that a limited number of autographed prints of “The Moment” when John Landy turned the wrong way as Roger Bannister passed him in the home stretch to win “The...
October 21, 2017
Bannister raced for one more event then retired to concentrate on his medical career. His niche in sport history forever assured.
By Eddie G. Alinea, The Manila Times
Many had come close to it, but were eventually thwarted as if held back by powers unseen and demonic.
They all were, until...
August 26, 2017
Bring Back the Mile, a website and community that promotes and celebrates the Mile as a preeminent distance in the United States, has done an excellent job of tracking the American women who have broken 4:30.
By Sally Bergesen, Outside
“What’s the equivalent of the 4 minute Mile for women?”...
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