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.
Military - Army Cadet Courses - Braindon - 1958
Famous runner and sub-four minute miler, Dr Roger Bannister, one of the instructors, riding an Army Matchless G3/L motorcycle on the Leadership Course for Army Cadets at West Tofts Camp, Braindon, Norfolk.
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1924 Olympic Games in Paris
Eric Liddell, the Scottish Missionary who won the Gold in the 400 metres at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. His story was made famous by the film, "Chariots of Fire". After quitting athletics he became a christian missionary in China, until captured by the Japanese. He died in a POW Camp in 1945.