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The Mile: Bannister vs. Landy, 1954

‰ÛÏThe
art of running the Mile consists, in essence, of reaching the threshold
of unconsciousness at the instant of breasting the tape. It is not an
easy process, even in a setpiece race against time, for the body rebels
against such agonizing usage and must be disciplined by the spirit and
the mind.” – Paul O’Neil in a 1954 article on “The Mile of the Century”
in Sports Illustrated


Mile wire #16-08-14

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. ‰ÛÒ The Mile wire is a regular update on the best stories, exclusive interviews and everything Mile-related.

Mile Moment of the Month: The Mile of the Century ‰ÛÒ Bannister vs. Landy 1954

By Bring Back the Mile
Sixty years ago, on August 7, at the 1954 British Empire and
Commonwealth Games, England‰Ûªs Roger Bannister and Australia‰Ûªs John Landy
waged a titanic battle over the storied distance. The Mile Moment of
the Month is presented by HOKA ONE ONE.

 

Third Time‰Ûªs a Charm for Jordan McNamara at GNC Live Well Liberty Mile

By Ryan Lamppa, The Mile wire
Gabriele Grunewald women’s champion over two-time defending champion
Heather Kampf; 1,000-plus participants at third edition; fourth stop on
the Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014

 

Ford Palmer leads three under 4 minutes at inaugural Sir Walter Miler

By Pat Price
Ford Palmer runs the first sub-4 minute Mile that Raleigh has seen
in over 40 years; Heidi Gregson clocks 4:34.05, the fastest women’s time
in North Carolina history

 

Acosta runs first sub-4-minute Mile in Spokane

By John Blanchette, Spokesman-Review
AJ Acosta bills himself as the ‰ÛÏworld‰Ûªs fastest barista,‰Û but it‰Ûªs
not because he‰Ûªs breaking any records whipping up grande caramel
macchiatos. It‰Ûªs for how quickly he can cover a Mile on the track.

 



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