Mile News Tagged Roger Bannister


Sir Roger Bannister honored with memorial stone

October 02, 2021

The diamond-shaped memorial, made of Blue Purbeck marble is close to the graves of Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Professor Stephen Hawking.

From Westminster Abbey

A memorial stone to Sir Roger Bannister CH CBE was dedicated in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. Sir Roger...

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Great moments: Bannister’s sub-4 Mile

December 12, 2020

“The stopwatches held the answer. The announcement came – ‘Result of one Mile … time, three minutes’ – the rest lost in the roar of excitement.”

By Jason Henderson, Athletics Weekly

As part of our series on the most momentous occasions from the past 75 years to celebrate the diamond...

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How Bannister trained for and ran his sub-4 minute Mile

May 09, 2020

Progressive overload was achieved not by increasing the number of repetitions, nor by reducing the recovery, but rather more simply by incrementally increasing the speed of the reps.

By Tim Brennan & Matt Long, Athletics Weekly

Nearly 2,000 athletes have paid their own tribute to the great...

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Bannister, Charles among the honorees at World Athletics Heritage Mile Night celebration

November 21, 2019

Evening in Monaco recognized Mile history, record setting legends and iconic events

From World Athletics

Roger Bannister and Diane Leather Charles, who respectively became the first man to run the Mile in under 4 minutes and the first woman to break the 5 minute barrier for the iconic...

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Bannister: Everest on the Track takes FICA Golden Achilles prize

November 12, 2019

“The first full version came out in 2016 and then the film has been revised since then in 2018 to take account of Roger’s death. We had many wonderful interviews and it was a case of weaving them together into a coherent film.”

By Phil Minshull for the IAAF

The US-produced film "Bannister:...

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Fab Five Mile Races

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.

#1
1954 – Oxford, England

Roger Bannister’s Mile world record may have only lasted a mere 46 days but his place...

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Miracle Mile’s starter gun shell donated to Sports Hall

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...

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Oxford to pay tribute to Sir Roger Bannister

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.

Pembroke...

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Sir Roger Bannister coin celebrates 50th anniversary of 50 pence piece

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...

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My Quest for Sir Roger

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...

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