August 27, 2019
“I felt I could not have run a more perfect race.”
Steve Landells for the IAAF
The IAAF takes a look back at five unforgettable, historic races over the classic Mile distance.
1954 – Oxford, England
Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...
March 11, 2019
The tiny, rare artifact is engraved with the time & date of the legendary race between Roger Bannister & John Landy
By John Mackie, The Vancouver Sun
The Miracle Mile was the highlight of the British Empire Games in 1954. That Saturday, Aug. 7, an excited 35,000 people jammed Empire Stadium...
March 03, 2019
The first anniversary of the death of Oxford icon Sir Roger Bannister to be commemorated
By Tom Williams, Oxford Mail
On Monday, March 4, the city will pay tribute to one of its most celebrated heroes, the neurologist who became the first person to conquer the sub-4 minute Mile.
January 15, 2019
“We’re delighted to be revealing the special 50p British Culture commemorative coin set to mark this historic anniversary, which features some of the nation’s most loved 50 pence pieces.”
By Tom Williams, Oxford Times
A rare coin featuring Oxford icon Sir Roger Bannister is helping to mark...
January 08, 2019
Our moment with Sir Roger was just as inspiring. Greeting my daughters and asking them their names and how old they were was just the beginning of a grand few minutes.
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun
I was running late.
Leaving my teaching job on Staten Island to travel to New York City during...
December 20, 2018
Record annual prize money awarded exceeds $650,000; Herrera & Lipari BBTM Grand Prix Tour champions, greatest women’s Mile ever, BBTM Effect continues and more!
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
Bring Back the Mile, since its first year in 2012, has compiled an annual highlight summary of...
November 17, 2018
"It is rare to make such an impact in 4 minutes and rarer still for one act to have such a resonance... The world of sport needs its heroes and he will forever be one of its greatest."
By Tom Williams, Oxford Mail
In a rare coming together of all tenets of city life, a service in the...
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...
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...
September 11, 2018
Friends and colleagues, including Steve Cram, came together to celebrate the Imperial alumnus, esteemed neurologist and runner of the first sub-4 minute Mile.
By Joanna Wilson, Imperial News
At the event, which took place at the Royal College of Physicians, recollections of the medical life...
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