A Look Back: Roger Bannister’s Sub-Four-Minute Mile
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Fifty-seven years ago today, Roger Bannister ran the first-ever sub-four-minute mile. Traveling 15.037 miles per hour, Bannister recorded a time of 3:59.4 on the track at Oxford University. “In Oxford, I had been told, a man without a sport is like a ship without a sail,” Bannister wrote in his memoir, The Four Minute Mile. “Of all the sports, running seemed to me like the only one for which I had any aptitude.”
Watch his record-breaking “aptitude” here: