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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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