Mile News Tagged John Landy


Commonwealth Sports Moment #1: Roger Bannister beats John Landy in the “Miracle Mile”

October 15, 2018

"If I didn’t manage to defeat John Landy there, he would be the world record holder and have the right to be the best Miler in the world."

By Duncan Mackay, Editor, insidethegames.biz

The build-up to the Mile at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver on Saturday, August 7 was more like a...

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Charlie Warner took the iconic Miracle Mile photograph

October 08, 2018

Vancouver Sun photographer has died at age 89: “He wasn’t sure when he took that photograph if he’d gotten it or not.”

By Gordon McIntyre, Vancouver Sun

Charlie Warner wasn’t scheduled to work that Saturday afternoon, but he went to Empire Stadium anyway to shoot what’s come to be known as...

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IAAF, CGF consider restoring Mile to Commonwealth Games athletics program

April 08, 2018

The Mile "is something that we have been talking with the IAAF about recently, particularly with the passing of Roger Bannister."

By Nick Butler, InsideTheGames.biz

A Mile race could be added to the program for future editions of the Commonwealth Games as part of a broader attempt to embrace...

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The Curiously Elastic Limits of Endurance

February 07, 2018

And there’s more to Landy’s sudden breakthrough, after being stuck for so many races, than simple mind over muscle.

By Alex Hutchinson, Outside Magazine

On a frigid Saturday night in the university town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in February 1996, I was pondering—yet again—one of the great...

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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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The Roger Bannister Effect: The Myth of the Psychological Breakthrough

May 30, 2017

The stagnation was attributed to the war and the breakthrough was a return to sport along the modernization of training.

By The Science of Running

The story goes that Roger Bannister crushed the 4 minute Mile mark, and allowed runners to dream of the impossible. No longer held back by this...

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Tom, Jack & The St. Ignatius 4 minute Mile legacy

March 26, 2017

The O’Hara-Keelan breakthroughs came fifty-four years apart.

By Paul O’Shea, Once Upon a Time in the Vest

It’s a brick wall. I shall not attempt it again.
--John Landy, after running between 4:02 and 4:03 six times in 1953. 

Fortunately for the track & field world, the determined...

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Track star Merv Lincoln dies aged 82 in Melbourne

May 03, 2016

“The result was we ran the fastest time in the world on grass, we had a great race. He was a fine athlete and a fine bloke.” - Herb Elliott

By Peter de Kruijff, The Border Mail

Wodonga-raised athlete Merv Lincoln, who was the 11th person in the world to run a Mile in under 4 minutes, has died...

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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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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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