portsea57 wrote:Well, Bannister's achievement will be remembered for a long, long, time.
Probably longer than any other 20th century sporting achievement
Why? Because it's come to symbolise how the mind, and body, can stretch themselves to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Maybe it is just a English speaking phenomenon, but so many inspirational speakers quote Bannister's achievement, and I bet five hundred years from now they will be saying, "Back in the 20th century, it was deemed impossible for a human to run a mile in less than four minutes until..."
Exactly! And one of the reasons why we are working to bring back the Mile is because of that Bannister moment - the first sub-4 minute Mile - etched in our culture, minds and history. Go Mile!
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