Four-Minute Mile

ISBN-10: 1592285813

ISBN-13: 9781592285815

Edition: 50th 2004 (Anniversary)

Authors: Roger Bannister
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Description: "Bannister writes in much the same fashion as he runs-with rippling smoothness, eye-catching grace, and spectacular effectiveness." -The New York Times "It is strange that the intrinsically simple and unimportant act of placing one foot after another for 1,760 yards, as fast as possible, should become such an important sporting achievement. I think the appeal lies in its simplicity-it needs no money, no equipment, no particular physique, no knowledge, no education-and in a world of increasingly complex technology, it stands out as a naive statement about the nature of man. A man can, with his own two feet, overcome severe difficulties to reach a pinnacle upon which he can declare, 'No one has done this before.' " -Roger Bannister, from the Introduction All sports have pivotal moments, single events that change perceptions forever after. For the sport of running, such a moment occurred on a blustery May afternoon in 1954, when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. This is the story of that epic run. Today, fifty years later, lovers of the sport--runners and non-runners alike--will be moved by this modest but impassioned story of one of sport's true heroes.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 50th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition
Introduction
European Games Berne 1954
Early Days
Oxford - Initiation
Oxford - Graduation
Olympic Games Wembley 1948
First Tour in America 1949
Hesitation and Transition, 1949-50
Training and Touring 1950-51
Benjamin Franklin Mile and First British Mile Title 1951
Preparation for Olympic Games Helsinki 1952
Olympic Games Helsinki 1952
So Near and Yet - 1953
Four-Minute Mile 1954
Empire Games Vancouver 1954
Conclusion
Steps to the First Four-Minute Mile
After the Four-Minute Mile
Peril in the Post
Running Cold
Mile Record Holders since 1954
Author's Acknowledgments
Index
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