3:59.4: THE QUEST TO BREAK THE 4 MINUTE MILE

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The remarkable story of the long quest for the “Magic Mile.” The methods the runners used were passed like a baton through the generations, culminating on May 6, 1954 the day Bannister, Chataway and Brasher united to achieve the impossible.

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John Bryant has been a life-long athlete, Oxford Blue, country champion, and coach to an Olympic athlete. He was Deputy Editor of The Times and is currently Consultant Editor of the Daily Mail.
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"Bryant sets Bannister's crowning glory in a lovingly evoked context" * Independent * "A fascinating insight into the runners of the late 19th and early 20th centuries" * Spectator * "Brilliant ... a tour de force of elegant sports writing" * Daily Mail * "Bryant's fine book is an absorbing read and a tribute to an era long-since passed" * Athletics Weekly * "It conveys well the momentousness of the achievement- It captures the power of the amateur spirit" * Alastair Campbell, The Times *

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