The First Four Minutes (50th Anniversary Edition)

The First Four Minutes (50th Anniversary Edition)

Sir Roger Bannister


On 6 may well 1954 Roger Bannister grew to become the 1st guy to run a mile in below 4 mins, setting up himself as some of the most recognized sportsmen in historical past. Bannister has written a considerable new creation of this fiftieth anniversary variation of the 1st 4 mins, reflecting on his reports in 1954, his lifestyles ever because then and the evolution of mile operating over the past 5 a long time. the 1st 4 mins, first released in 1955, covers not just the good race but in addition these previous it (including the 1952 Helsinki Olympics) and those that undefined, the place Bannister triumphantly proved that his checklist time used to be greater than only a one-off. He retired from pageant in 1955 and went directly to pursue a distinct occupation as a neurologist. He was once Chairman of the 1st government activities Council from 1971 to 1974. in the course of his years in place of work the corporation constructed the game for All programme and the 1st potent medications attempt for anabolic steroids, a try nonetheless used...

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