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By Bob Phillips,Steve Cram

‘The time is three...’

Lost within the roar of the group have been the remainder phrases, ‘...minutes, fifty-nine element 4 seconds.’

Roger Bannister’s time in 1954 didn't simply holiday the realm list for the mile; it broke the long-standing four-minute barrier that had defeated many most sensible runners together with Nurmi, Wooderson and Hägg. but it used to be a time that are supposed to were run decades prior to. Athletes attempted and failed until eventually Bannister’s mythical run.

Since then, the barrier has been damaged through others, together with Coe, Ovett and Cram. yet is a 3:40 mile, or perhaps a 3:30 mile, possible?

From Walter George to Hicham El Guerrouj, this is often the authoritative statistical historical past of miling and greater than 500 runners who've attempted to damage the main recognized time in athletics history.

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