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Today in Running History: First Sub-4:00 Mile

Posted on May 6, 2012 in Run Life

On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run the mile in under 4 minutes. His time of 3:59:40 at Iffley Road track in Oxford bested the standing World Record by 2 seconds and broke a barrier many people thought was impossible. His record didn’t last long, however. John Landy, a rival […]

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