Friday, May 06, 2005

University Athletics Track, Oxford

It may not look very impressive from up here, but 51 years ago today, the Oxford University Athletics Track is where Roger Bannister, a 25-year-old British medical student, became the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes.

His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds, and the historic event was watched by about 3,000 spectators.
Oxford University Athletics Track
Four-minute Mile


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