July 27, 2014
“I was going to run from the front, I was going to break the 4 minute Mile, and I was going to break my world record." - John Landy
By Kym Morgan, The Advertiser
The 1954 British Empire Games Mile race between Australia’s John Landy and England’s Roger Bannister in Vancouver, Canada, was so...
July 11, 2014
Nate Brannen, Sarah Brown win Mile; "In Canada, this is the only Mile this year...Running it a couple times (per year) keeps that magic around it." - Brannen
By Monte Stewart, The Canadian Press
BURNABY, B.C. - Roger Bannister and John Landy were nowhere to be seen at a small Vancouver-area...
July 10, 2014
NCAA runner at Kentucky: “Everyone still talks about the 4 minute Mile at the college level.”; Miracle Mile tribute race at Harry Jerome meet, 60 years after the epic 1954 event at Empire Stadium
By Steve Ewen, The Province
Keffri Neal is all of 21-years-old and he can speak eloquently about...
July 09, 2014
July 10th event part of 31st Harry Jerome Track Classic; $6000 to Mile champion with $4000 for sub-3:56; Canadian Nate Brannen headlines men's field to honor legends Roger Bannister & John Landy
By Scott Leitch, Canadian Running Magazine
To mark the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s first...
June 05, 2014
Breaking 4 minutes "was the epitomy of my sports career.”
By Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER - Sixty years after the Roger Bannister-John Landy Miracle Mile at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver -- and long after the world went metric -- there is still a cachet attached to the...
May 01, 2013
Paul Collicut's graphic novel The Murder Mile was inspired by the split second in 1954 when John Landy looked over his left shoulder and Roger Bannister passed him on the right
By Sam Humphrey, The Guardian
Ever since our ancestors began painting on the walls of caves, running has been a...
March 11, 2013
By The Commonwealth Games Federation
To mark Commonwealth Day 2013 the CGF is very proud to present a new short film telling the story of what is arguably the greatest athletics race of all time - the Miracle Mile of 1954.
The final of the one-Mile race at the Commonwealth (then called the...
January 06, 2013
By Greg Douglas, Vancouver Sun
SCENE & HEARD: Lorne Evans was seven years old when his mom, who worked at the PNE, snuck him into Empire Stadium to watch England's Roger Bannister and Australian John Landy compete in what would become known the world over as the Miracle Mile. The date was Aug....
July 15, 1974
In 1954, gasping with effort on Oxford's Iffley Road track, Roger Bannister ran the first 4 minute Mile. Now a prominent neurologist and chairman of the British Sports Council, his celebrity is undimmed, although critics say his idealist's view of athletics is anachronistic.
By Kenny Moore,...
August 16, 1954
Bannister surges to victory in the heart-stirring Commonwealth Games Mile; first time two men sub-4 minutes in the same Mile race
By Paul O'Neil, Sports Illustrated
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The art of running the Mile consists, in essence, of reaching the threshold of unconsciousness at the instant...
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