The Four-Minute Mile: Bannister’s Memoir Is Everest on the Track

After a disappointing finish in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, in which he set a British record in the 1500 meters but placed fourth and did not win a medal, Roger Bannister returned to his native England with a single goal in mind—the four-minute mile.

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Why We Run: The Man Who Ignited the Running Boom & Built an Iconic Brand

During his 24-year tenure as head track coach at the University of Oregon, William Jay “Bill” Bowerman’s athletes won four national team titles and 24 NCAA individual titles. Under Bowerman, Oregon had a winning season every year but one, and his “Men of Oregon” set 13 world and 22 American records.