February 23, 2023
"No other event has produced an equivalent of the recognized, coveted and still strongly resonating sub-4 minute Mile standard in the sport, in the media and in the public’s mind. Put simply, the Mile still matters."
By Duncan Mackay, insidethegames.biz
In 1994 I was lucky enough to be...
October 02, 2021
The diamond-shaped memorial, made of Blue Purbeck marble is close to the graves of Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Professor Stephen Hawking.
From Westminster Abbey
A memorial stone to Sir Roger Bannister CH CBE was dedicated in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Sir Roger...
December 12, 2020
“The stopwatches held the answer. The announcement came – ‘Result of one Mile … time, three minutes’ – the rest lost in the roar of excitement.”
By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly
As part of our series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond...
May 09, 2020
Progressive overload was achieved not by increasing the number of repetitions, nor by reducing the recovery, but rather more simply by incrementally increasing the speed of the reps.
By Tim Brennan & Matt Long, Athletics Weekly
Nearly 2,000 athletes have paid their own tribute to the great...
November 21, 2019
Evening in Monaco recognized Mile history, record setting legends and iconic events
From World Athletics
Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the Mile in under 4 minutes and the first woman to break the 5 minute barrier for the iconic...
November 12, 2019
“The first full version came out in 2016 and then the film has been revised since then in 2018 to take account of Roger’s death. We had many wonderful interviews and it was a case of weaving them together into a coherent film.”
By Phil Minshull for the IAAF
The US-produced film "Bannister:...
August 27, 2019
“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”
Steve Landells for the IAAF
The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
March 11, 2019
The tiny, rare artifact is engraved with the time & date of the legendary race between Roger Bannister & John Landy
By John Mackie, The Vancouver Sun
The Miracle Mile was the highlight of the British Empire Games in 1954. That Saturday, Aug. 7, an excited 35,000 people jammed Empire Stadium...
March 03, 2019
The first anniversary of the death of Oxford icon Sir Roger Bannister to be commemorated
By Tom Williams, Oxford Mail
On Monday, March 4, the city will pay tribute to one of its most celebrated heroes, the neurologist who became the first person to conquer the sub-4 minute Mile.
January 15, 2019
“We’re delighted to be revealing the special 50p British Culture commemorative coin set to mark this historic anniversary, which features some of the nation’s most loved 50 pence pieces.”
By Tom Williams, Oxford Times
A rare coin featuring Oxford icon Sir Roger Bannister is helping to mark...
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