Tanya Aldred: Few manage a sub-four-minute mile, but we should all jump off the sofa and enjoy exercise's benefits.
(1 month and 11 days ago)
Paul Collicut's graphic novel The Murder Mile was inspired by the split second in 1954 when John Landy looked over his left shoulder and Roger Bannister passed him on the rightEver since our ancestors began painting on the walls of caves, running has been a subject of art. From the "sprint championships" at the gates of Troy (The Iliad) to the 1924 Olympics (Chariots of...
(1 month and 18 days ago)
Comedian Marty Allen is 91. Sir Roger Bannister, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 84. Movie director Mark Rydell is 79. Motorsports Hall of Famer Craig Breedlove is 76. Singer-producer Ric Ocasek is 64. Singer Chaka
(2 months and 29 days ago)
A beautifully illustrated detective story that unfolds alongside the race to break the four-minute mileWhen SelfMadeHero, the brilliant publisher of graphic novels and biographies, got in touch to tell me that its latest book was called The Murder Mile, I wasn't sure what to expect. Had someone drawn a cartoon about the Lower Clapton Road in Hackney, circa 2002? But, no: it...
(4 months and 1 day ago)
Ralph Doubell began running in the hope of seeing the world. Spindly, 17, scraping by at the University of Melbourne, Doubell figured he could travel for free, or at least on someone else's dime, if he made the national universities athletics team. Even getting as far as New Zealand for a track meet would be a start. To improve his chances Doubell showed a glimpse of his...
(20 days ago)
Highlights of this day in history: The hydrogen-filled airship Hindenburg explodes and crashes; Psychologist Sigmund Freud and actor-director Orson Welles born; Roger Bannister is the first athlete to run a mile in fewer than four minutes.
(1 month and 13 days ago)
The number has always stuck in Geoffrey Bannister's head: 1,947. That was Butler University's enrollment in 1989. "We were running at a deficit budget and our enrollment was in decline," said Bannister, 66, who was Butler president from 1988 to 2000. "Butler had lost its edge."
(2 months and 28 days ago)
Deneen Young's running story started slowly: walking laps around the track at St. Joseph's University at 4:30 a.m. When she made it a full mile, a friend suggested that Young could use some company on her workouts and told her about the Philadelphia chapter of Black Girls RUN!
(24 days ago)
A 57-year-old Belton man died early Sunday morning after his motorcycle was struck at Bannister and Wornall roads in Kansas City, police said.
(2 months and 13 days ago)
The 37,000 taking part in the London marathon show the sport's mass appeal – and the trend now is to find ever harder ways to go through the pain barrierIn 1979 Chris Brasher, an Olympic steeplechase champion, travelled to New York to run the city's marathon. It was a trip that left an immediate impression on an athlete who, having been a pacemaker for Sir Roger Bannister...
(2 months ago)
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