FIRST - Sub-Four Minute Mile - Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 44.826 W 001° 14.498
30U E 621387 N 5734373
Quick Description: Blue plaque honoring the Roger Bannister first-sub four minute mile in Oxford.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 6:15:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM9ZEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:

Text of plaque:

Here at the
Iffley Road Track
the first sub-four minute mile
was run on
6th May 1954
by
Roger
Bannister

 Roger Bannister went to Exeter College, Oxford to study medicine in 1946.  He devoted his spare time to athletics and became an accomplished middle distance runner.  Over the next decade he dedicated his efforts to be the first person to run a sub-four minute mile.  On May 6, 1954 while running for the Amateur Athletic Association against Oxford University and paced by two friends he was the first person to run a mile under four minutes in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.  This athletic feat was done on the Iffley Road running track at the Oxford University Sports Centre.

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Date of FIRST: 5/6/1954

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