Roger Bannister Beats the Four-Minute Mile for the First Time In History

“If someone could run a mile in 4.01 minutes, It was possible to run it under four minutes.”

Sir Roger Bannister at the finish line — Image by felsted

The burning desire started with a disappointment in Helsinki.

It was the summer Olympics 1952, and Roger Bannister won nothing despite running in the men’s 1500…

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