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R. Bannister Runs Mile

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R. Bannister Runs Mile

Roger Bannister of Great Britain, with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England

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1954 Athletics Bannister Iffley Mile Minutes Roger Running Runs Seconds Exertion


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In this historic moment captured at Iffley Road Sports Ground in England on May 6, 1954, Sir Roger Bannister of Great Britain makes running history by becoming the first person to break the elusive 4-minute barrier in the mile race. With a time of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds, Bannister's exertion and determination are evident on his face as he crosses the finish line. The significance of this achievement cannot be overstated. Prior to this race, many believed that the human body was not capable of sustaining such a pace for a mile. Bannister's accomplishment not only shattered the myth but also opened the door for future athletes to push the limits of what was thought possible in the world of athletics. The Iffley Road Sports Ground, located in Oxford, England, was the perfect setting for this groundbreaking event. The crowd, made up of students and locals, can be seen cheering and celebrating Bannister's achievement in the background. The road leading up to the track, which was once a dirt path, now bears witness to this pivotal moment in sports history. Bannister's accomplishment marked the beginning of a new era in running and athletics. His legacy continues to inspire runners and athletes around the world to push their limits and strive for greatness. This print is a testament to the power of human determination and the importance of breaking through barriers, both physical and mental. This image is a historical document that captures a moment in time when the impossible became possible. It is a reminder of the indomitable human spirit and the limitless potential that lies within each of us. Whether you are a runner, an athlete, or simply someone who appreciates the power of perseverance, this print is a must-have for any collection.

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