Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mile: Sports Myth and Sports History

Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mile: Sports Myth and Sports History

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Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal.

Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister and his achievement. This book redresses the balance, presenting a revisionist history of Sir Roger Bannister and in doing… (more)