Jon--Interesting AW article: re the guy claiming to have run 3:59 in training in April 1954. Funny he never seems to have thought it important enough to report till now (?), and I don't believe he came too close to 4 minutes in legitimate competition. Thus: almost certainly nonsense.
Some news re: the Bannister anniversary. When in London last week I was told that there will NOT be a public banquet like there was in '94 (which was truly memorable). A shame, really, as it would have given one more chance to get all the living mile WR holders together again (none have died since '94!).