Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister

Running with Roger Bannister put Cecil Walkley on track for a long & athletic life

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...

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Roger Bannister’s legacy lives in Baylor track community

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...

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Finishing the Race

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...

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The Photo that Captured the First Sub-4 Minute Mile

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,

Sir Roger Bannister died over the weekend at the age of 88 and, as to be expected, the glowing obituaries...

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The Ordinary Greatness of Roger Bannister

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...

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Roger Bannister: Tribute to a Titan

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,...

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Roger Bannister (1929-2018)

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...

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The Miracle Mile 1954: A Moment in Time Prints Available

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...

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Bannister’s epochal sub-4 minute Mile record-smashing run

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...

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We Must Change the Narrative Around Women’s Sports

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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