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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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?”...
June 12, 2017
Another U.S. high schooler just went under four, which inspired us to trace the milestone's roots, starting with legend Roger Bannister
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online
In early June, Reed Brown, a Texas high school senior, became the tenth U.S. high schooler in history to run the Mile...
June 09, 2017
“The biggest thing I’ve learned from them is the mindset. You always have to go hard and believe in yourself – push until the last meters.”
As he entered the back straight for the final time, with 45 seconds of agony between him and Mile history, 16-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen had one...
June 07, 2017
The Strava Mile campaign is about bringing runners from all over the world together and encouraging them to run their best Miles together.
By Gary Roethenbaugh, triathalonbusiness.com
Strava, the social network for athletes, has released data from over 5.6 million runners showing the average...
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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