The Four-minute Mile

Lyons & Burford, 1989 - 253 ページ
On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister made history by running the first sub-four-minute mile. This is the story of that epic run. "Mr. Bannister writes in much the same fashion as he runs -- with rippling smoothness". -- New York Times


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Sir Roger Bannister, M.D., no less. He's a neurologist now. The main thing to take away is that you can perform quite well with fairly little training. Bannister thinks that more training will help ... レビュー全文を読む

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Essentially Bannister's autobiography. Runners might be disappointed by the lack of running stories, it's much more about how he balanced training with school. レビュー全文を読む


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著者について (1989)

Roger Gilbert Bannister was born in Harrow, England on March 23, 1929. On May 6, 1954, he became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Later that year, he won the mile at the Empire Games and the 1,500 meters at the European championships. He retired in December to concentrate on medicine. He received a medical degree from Oxford University. He had a long career as a neurologist, both in research and clinical practice. His 1955 memoir The Four-Minute Mile was reissued 50 years later as The First Four Minutes. He was knighted in 1975. He died on March 3, 2018 at the age of 88.