Roger Bannister, the first man to crack the four minute mile, easily retains his Mile title in the Amateur Athletic Association championships at the White City Stadium, London. In an otherwise slow race he finished in 4 minutes 7.6 seconds, Bannister clocked 53.8 seconds for the last lap. 06/05/2004 Sir Roger Bannister is reliving the moment he made sporting history today, Thursday 6th May 2004, with a day of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile. Sir Roger is returning to Oxford University's Iffley Road sports ground, the scene of his triumph, for a restaging of the original athletics meeting at which he broke the record.
Zatopek 10k m Switz 54
Czech athlete Emil Zatopek winning the 10, 000 metres in the European Championships in Berne, Switzerland 1954. 22/11/00: Zatopek has died. He died in a military hospital in Prague in the Czech Republic, aged 78, after a long illness. * Zatopek became four-times Olympic champion between 1948 and 1952 and set 18 world records.
Science and Technology - Daley Thompson Olympic Computer Game - Carlton Tower Hotel, London
Decathlon World record-holder Daley Thompson at the Carlton Tower Hotel, where he saw for himself a computer game that offered players the chance to compete, under olympic qualifying standards, against Daley. The machine was launched to coincide with the 23rd modern Olympics in Los Angeles.
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