Film: 4092

Sport | 1950 | Sound | B/W


Athlete, Roger Bannister, in action. Commentary by child. He is shown competing in the one mile race in the Empire and commonwealth Games in Vancouver, on 8 August 1954. He is then shown running his world record mile run in under four minutes at the Iffley Road track, Oxford, in a match between the University and the Amateur Athletic Association. Cheering students in the crowd, then an exhausted Bannister being held up by officials on 6 may 1954.

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