Edition: 50th 2004 (Anniversary)
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction to the 50th Anniversary Edition|
|European Games Berne 1954|
|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|
|Steps to the First Four-Minute Mile|
|After the Four-Minute Mile|
|Peril in the Post|
|Mile Record Holders since 1954|