The fantastic memoir by Roger Bannister, the middle-distance runner who achieved the epic quest to break the four-minute mile!
All sports have pivotal moments, single events that change perceptions forever after. For the sport of running such a moment passed on a blustery May afternoon in 1954, when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. This is the story of that fantastic run. Today, more than sixty years later, lovers of sport - runners and non-runners alike - will be moved by this impassioned story of one of sport's true heroes.
Sir Roger Bannister was a medical student at Oxford when he made his famous run. He retired from competition after graduation and went on to pursue a distinguished career as a neurologist. He was knighted in 1975, and passed away in 2018.