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The Miracle Mile - Roger Bannister

Whilst the dust was settling after the Second World War there was an optimism for a better world. A world where people could focus on human endeavour instead of human destruction. Roger Bannister found himself at the centre of a worldwide battle to be the first athlete to break the four minute mile.


Australia's John Landy had come excruciatingly close but Bannister gained the assistance of his friends to assist him on a wet Oxford afternoon to attempt breaking this four minute benchmark. The outcome set up a race between the two men where they would truly find out who the greatest miler of all time was.