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.
Basil Heatley - Marathon New World Record - Chiswick
Basil Heatley of Coventry Godiva Harriers enters Chiswick stadium to make his finals lap winning the Poly (Polytechnic) Marathon from Windsor to Chiswick in the new world record time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, 55 seconds. The race is run in connection with the Kinnaird Trophy athletics meeting.
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Athletics - Peugeot Talbot Games - Men's 800 Metres - Crystal Palace
Sebastian Coe (no.2) making it a comfortable win in the Men's 800 metres of the Peageot Talbot Games at Crystal Palace in 1 min 46.13 seconds. He won by some three yards from fellow Britons Steve Heard (11) and Steve Crabb (3), battling through the quality international field for the runners-up spot.
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