Mile News Tagged Miracle Mile


‘Race of the century’ between Landy & Bannister still a miracle 60 years later

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...

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Athletes mark 60th anniversary of Miracle Mile at Harry Jerome meet

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...

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60 years later, Miracle Mile still resonates with Keffri Neal

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...

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Vancouver’s Miracle Mile puts $10,000 up for grabs

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...

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Miracle Mile’s 60th anniversary to highlight Jerome Classic

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...

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The Thriller That Invites You to Run a Mile in Roger Bannister’s Shoes

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...

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The Miracle Mile of 1954

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...

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Dr. Sport: Catching Up to Bannister Was Thrill of a Lifetime

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....

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4 Minutes and 20 Years

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,...

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Duel of the Four-Minute Men

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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