Monday, May 06, 2013

On this day in 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man to break the 4 minute mile...

I believe I read somewhere that 1600 men have broken the barrier since with 400 being American runners. The last American to break the 4:00 barrier was Robbie Andrews.

Ok, I found the source. and Larry Eder:
"On May 6, 1954, at the Iffley Road Track at Oxford University, Roger Bannister, paced by Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway, became the first man to break four minutes for the mile, with his time of 3:59.4.

In 2013, 59 years later, there are 400 Americans who have now broken 4 minutes (Robbie Andrews as 400th, Don Bowden was first American, in 1957), and approximately 1600 men who have broken the four minute mile. Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to do the feat, and in his mid-80s, remains one of athletics great ones. #subfourmile, #bringbackthemile"

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