Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister

Book details 1954 Empire Games glory and ‘Miracle Mile’

April 20, 2016

We have in the BC Sports Hall of Fame collection one of the 25 Omega stopwatches that was used to time the Miracle Mile and unbelievably it’s still stopped at Roger Bannister’s winning time of 3 minutes, 58.8 seconds!

By Megan Stewart, The Vancouver Courier

The stand-alone image of the 1954...

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Q&A with Tom Ratcliffe, director of Bannister: Everest on the Track

April 13, 2016

Despite all of the acclaim, he’s definitely a humble guy who understands the achievement but doesn’t let himself get too carried away with it.

By Christopher Chavez, Sports Illustrated

When Roger Bannister crossed the finish line at Oxford’s Iffley Road track in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds on...

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Sir Roger Bannister donates diaries to Oxford’s library

March 25, 2016

Mile legend's collection filled more than 50 boxes, includes letters, diaries, speeches, articles, photographs and film from his career over the years.

By Sports Illustrated Wire

Sir Roger Bannister celebrated his 87th birthday by making his diaries public for the first time at Oxford's...

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Sir Roger Bannister inspires the next generation at Reading Year of Culture

January 21, 2016

The British athletics legend shares stories of his sporting feats and his desire for running.

By Francesca Perryman, Get Reading

Budding athletes and fans gathered at the Town Hall in Reading last night to hear Sir Roger Bannister as part of the Year of Culture.

The venue in Blagrave Street...

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Sir Roger Bannister part of Reading’s Year of Culture

January 05, 2016

Mile legend will be looking back at his own personal achievements, including the first sub-4 minute Mile and more.

By Slough & South Bucks Observer

British athletics legend, Sir Roger Bannister, will be the first Reading 2016 ‘An Audience With…’ at Reading Town Hall on Monday, January 18.

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Athletics Weekly’s 70th birthday: Moments in time

December 11, 2015

First sub-4 minute Mile one such memorable moment:
“So the Everest of athletics has been scaled, the sound barrier of running has been penetrated. Roger Gilbert Bannister, 25-year-old medical student, may never find the panacea for all ills the human flesh is heir to, but he has found the...

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Phil Knight: I would have tried to sign Roger Bannister

October 01, 2015

“A lot of people said it was impossible. I was a junior in high school [when Bannister broke the 4 minute barrier] and my history teacher says, ‘The stopwatches were wrong, a human being can’t run that fast.'”

By Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports

It’s no surprise that Nike co-founder Phil Knight,...

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Roger Bannister’s four-minute Mile spikes sell for £220K at auction

September 10, 2015

The spikes worn by Sir Roger Bannister when he ran the first sub-4 minute Mile have gone under the hammer at auction for £220,000 / $340,000 after two-and-a-half minutes of bidding.

From The BBC

Sir Roger Bannister, now 86, achieved his record-breaking feat at Oxford's Iffley Road track on...

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The 4 Greatest Running Rivalries of All-Time

August 20, 2015

Our favorite titanic throw downs from the last half century include two Mile pairings

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine

You don’t have to be a ruthless Darwinist or Wall Street trader to appreciate the benefits of competition. In sports, when the best athletes go head-to-head on a very...

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Statue commemorating Miracle Mile unveiled at Hastings Park

July 14, 2015

The repatriation is part of the Park Board’s work to revitalize all of Hastings Park. A celebration of the re-opening will take place Saturday, July 18.

By Justin McElroy, Global News

A famed Vancouver statue was brought a little closer to the location where it was inspired.

The Miracle...

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