Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister


Historic program for the first sub-4 minute Mile added to the IAAF Heritage Collection

May 09, 2018

Roger Bannister's achievement remains a unique, still resonating landmark in our sport and beyond

From IAAF

The IAAF Heritage Collection has announced the latest addition to its archive of athletics memorabilia on the anniversary of one of the most celebrated feats in athletics, a signed...

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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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Bannister Mile Series launched by British Milers Club

April 05, 2018

Inaugural series to honor & celebrate the memory of first sub-4 man and founding BMC president

By Athletics Weekly

The British Milers Club is staging a new Bannister Mile Series in memory of Sir Roger Bannister, who died last month aged 88.

Sir Roger ran the world’s first sub-4 minute Mile...

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Running with Roger Bannister put Cecil Walkley on track for a long & athletic life

March 17, 2018

"I've had a wonderful life. Not complaining. And I hope it hasn't ended yet."

By Emily Piesse, ABC News

Sporting greats, African dictators and John Wayne — Cecil Walkley has packed plenty in to his 88 years. And running — lots of running.

These days, the dedicated middle-distance runner...

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Roger Bannister’s legacy lives in Baylor track community

March 13, 2018

“He was such a role model for so many people in the running community... He went down as a legend."

By Nathan Keil, Sports Editor, Baylor Lariat

The winds were swirling all around the track on May 6, 1954, in Oxford, England. The conditions were less than ideal, but Sir Roger Bannister was...

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Finishing the Race

March 10, 2018

It is hard to put into words the impact Roger Bannister had, not just on me, but on the world.

By Jim Ryun

When I heard the news of Roger Bannister’s death last week at the age of 88, I recalled the first time I ever heard of Bannister, in the spring of 1963.

I was rattling back to Wichita...

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The Photo that Captured the First Sub-4 Minute Mile

March 09, 2018

Beyond the significance of Bannister’s triumph, this was one of the very first action photographs to record the climactic moment of a major sporting event.

By David Davis, Deadspin.com

Sir Roger Bannister died over the weekend at the age of 88 and, as to be expected, the glowing obituaries...

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The Ordinary Greatness of Roger Bannister

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...

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Roger Bannister: Tribute to a Titan

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,...

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Roger Bannister (1929-2018)

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...

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