May 06, 1967
Oregon Duck runs “free” to match Bannister’s month, day and time for Norway’s first sub-4 minute Mile
By Arne Kvalheim
I ran my first sub-4 minute Mile on Saturday, May 6, 1967. My time was 3:59.4. The day in May and the time corresponded with the first sub-4 Mile by Roger Bannister in 1954....
December 19, 1966
Youngest person ever selected as SI's Sportsman
By Sports Illustrated
In its first issue, in August 1954, Sports Illustrated reported the duel of the original 4-minute Milers, Roger Bannister and John Landy, at the British Empire Games in Vancouver. Bannister won and, at the end of 1954, was...
August 01, 1966
In the week following his record race young Jim Ryun discovers the joys—and hazards—of owning the most treasured mark in all of sport
By Gwilym S. Brown, Sports Illustrated
Young Jim Ryun's hectic life as the world record holder in track's most glamorous event began even while he was spinning...
July 25, 1966
Leaving the whole world far behind him, Jim Ryun, the 19-year-old durable wonder of Kansas, smashes track's most treasured record—the Mile mark that has eluded American runners for 29 years
Anita Verschoth, Sports Illustrated
After a few warmup sprints last Sunday on a field next to Edwards...