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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Sports Sunday May A great moment in sports marks 40th anniversary Bannister broke 4minute mile barrier on a wet windy day OXFORD England AP Some of the greatest milers of all time gathered at the place where Roger Bannister broke the four minute barrier 40 years ago Predictably Bannister stole the show A spry man who still walks with a bounce in his step at age 65 Bannister recounted the race that instantly made him one of greatest sporting celebrities of the 20th century Bannisters milestone came on a grey wet and windy day at the Iffley Road track In fact after 40 years the weather was one of the few things that hadnt changed as he and 11 other world mile recordholders met on the eve of the anniversary There was rain throughout the Bannister remembered as he strolled around the track in the rain It was quite a thing manag ing to do it in weather like this in The successors to his mile record including American Jim Ryun and current recordholder Noureddine Morceli of Algeria could only marvel at the feat achieved in the days before syn thetic tracks hightech training methods and bigmoney incen tives That was thought to be impos Morceli said of the four minute barrier He proved it wasnt impossible and gave the chance to I didnt train very Bannister recalled I trained about a half an hour a day and nowadays runners train two hours a day We didnt bother to warm up and we didnt bother to cool down but the work we did was very Bannister said he knew Gundar Haggs nineyear old record of 4 minutes seconds was about to fall Other runners around the world were getting close Perhaps Bannisters last chance would be the Oxford vs Amateur Athletic Association meet at the modest Iffley venue on May In my own mind I was going to make the attempt but I didnt tell everybody Bannister said I didnt want the world to know it was because the weather was so badthat at thets last minute I might have to call it off It would have been no polrU in attempting it if the wind had been enormously About 30 minutes before the start of the race Bannister noticed that the flag over the nearby church the same flag that was flying Thursday was going limp The opportunity would be his I thought if I dont make the attempt today 1 may never for give myself Bannister recalled I may pull a muscle tomorrow I may fall under a bus and we knew that John Landy and oth ers were going to attempt it Those were the thoughts in my mind when the gun Bannister had sharpened his spikes at the nearby medical school to help offset the effects of the wet rough cinder track With Christopher Brasher pacing the field for two laps Bannister clocked The biggest disadvantage would be the Ryun who broke the record on the 1960s said as he considered Bannisters run For those that have only run on synthetic sur faces its hard for them to appre ciate the extra energy it requires to run on a soft track like Dr Bannister Bannister who only held the record 46 days before Landy ran at Turku Finland retired from the track shortly afterward to pursue a medical career His sporting immortality however remained intact When I became a doctor a month after running a four minute mile it made life more dif ficult because people couldnt really believe I was a world recordholder and a serious doc he said In 40 years the mile record has been broken 17 times although most major international meets now run the meters instead Morcelis mark set at Rieti Italy last year is I think the mile will always be an event that will capture the interest of the Ryun said Certainly there will always be a place for Why did people dream up the meters anyway Landy Salon For information on this directory Call Sherry 4593121 Ext 267 May Stay Any Color Service Value miy apply Offer valid thru Certificates Available SpociaC 35 S Logansport 2197227244 Master Cosmetologist Since 1969 Hair Cuts Perms Frost Hair Styles Bleaching Hours until Tues thru Sat By Appointment Only 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