Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sixty Years Ago Today

One of the titanic sporting feats of the 20th Century happened 60 years ago today, when Roger Bannister, a tall, gangly 25-year-old medical student ran faster than four minutes in the mile when he ran 3:59.4 at Oxford University. Now, 60 years later, the mile world record is at 3:43.13, set by Moroccan Olympic gold medalist Hicham El Guerrouj in 1999. 

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