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World’s First Sub Four Minute 1500 Metres

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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1908 Olympics in London / 1500m

1908 Olympics in London / 1500m Sport / Olympic Games. – Opening of the the 4th Olympic Games in London, 13 July 1908: Melvin Winfield Sheppard (USA) beats Harold Alexander Wilson (GBR) to win the 1500 metres final.

  1. Melvin Sheppard (USA) 4:03.4 (olympic record)
  2. Harold Wilson (GBR) 4:03.6
  3. Norman Hallows (GBR) 4:04.0

 

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Bannister: Everest On The Track

 

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British Records

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Set the first of three British records, in a British Milers Club race, the day after the first Glastonbury Festival.

British age 15 mile record

4:17.8 Harlow Sportscentre, Harlow. 20 September 1970

British age 15 2000 metres record

5:33.1 Crystal Palace, London. 14 October 1970

British indoor Youth (U/18) 1500 metres record

3:55.8 RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton. 18 March 1972

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One of the youngest runners ever to break four minutes for 1500 metres (3:59.8 split during British record mile)

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Ryun’s Records In The Summer Of ’66

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50 years ago Jim Ryun broke the mile World record with 3:51.3. The following year he lowered that to 3:51.1. It lasted as the World junior (U/20) record for 30 years!

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Jim’s NCAA 800 metres record was 50 years old on Friday, before it was finally broken. It was a World record when it was set. Not a bad summer for the Kansas teenager!

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When Donavan Brazier arrived at the NCAA Championships, he did not know who Jim Ryun was!

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Will Ryun’s Collegiate 800 Metres Record Survive It’s 50th Birthday?

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Athletic Immortality

Athletic Immortality

Athletics Weekly (1945 – 1995)

50th Anniversary Edition

50 Magic Moments

1. Roger Bannister’s Sub Four-Minute Mile

May 6 1954 – “A fluttering flag dropped, a nervous Roger Bannister took to the cinders of Iffley Road and the race for immortality was on.”

 

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Hunter New York Times Story

February 24, 2016 Leave a comment

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