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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Sports A great moment in sports marks 40th anniversary Bannister broke 4minute mile barrier on a windy day England AP Some of the greatest milers of all time gathered at the place where Roger Bannister broke the four minute barrier 40 years Bannister stole the A spry man who still walks with a bounce in his step at age Bannister recounted the race that instantly made him one of greatest sporting celebrities of the 20th Bannisters milestone came on a wet and windy day at the Iffley Road In after 40 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 There was rain throughout the Bannister remembered as he strolled around the track in the It was quite a manag ing to do it in weather like this in The successors to his mile including American Jim Ryun and current recordholder Noureddine Morceli of could only marvel at the feat achieved in the days before syn thetic hightech training methods and bigmoney incen That was thought to be impos Morceli said of the four minute He proved it wasnt impossible and gave the chance to I didnt train very Bannister I trained about a half an hour a and nowadays runners train two hours a We didnt bother to warm up and we didnt bother to cool but the work we did was very Bannister said he knew Gundar Haggs nineyear old record of 4 seconds was about to Other runners around the world were getting Perhaps Bannisters last chance would be the Oxford Amateur Athletic Association meet at the modest Iffley venue on May In my own was going to make the but I didnt tell everybody Bannister I didnt want the world to know it was happening because the weather was so bad that at the last minute I might have to call it It would have been no point in attempting it if the wind had been enormously About 30 minutes before the start of the Bannister noticed that the flag over the nearby church the same flag that was flying Thursday was going The opportunity would be I thought if I dont make the attempt 1 may never for give Bannister I may pull a muscle I may fall under a and we knew that Qohn Landy and oth ers were going to attempt 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 rough cinder With Christopher Brasher pacing the field for two Bannister clocked The biggest disadvantage would be the who broke the record on the said as he considered Bannisters For those that have only run on synthetic sur its hard for them to appre ciate the extra energy it requires to run on a soft track like Bannister who only held the record 46 days before Landy ran at retired from the track shortly afterward to pursue a medical His sporting remained When I became a doctor a month after running a four minute it made life more dif ficult because people couldnt really believe 1 was a world recordholder and a serious doc he In 40 the mile record has been broken 17 although most major international meets now run the meters Morcelis set at last is I think the mile will always be an event that will capture the interest of the Ryun Certainly there will always be a for Why did people dream up the meters anyway Lahdy Salon owners For information on this directory CallSherry 4593121 Slaa Any Color Service Gi Value mt miy Offer valid thru Certificates Available SpeciaC Logansport 2197227244 Master Cosmetologist Since 1969 Hair Cuts Perms Frost Hair Styles Bleaching Hours until thru By Appointment Only Now Featuring See yourself in 1 2 to 24 new hair styles without ie a 90s by our try on 1 new absolutely risk free Itsa modern day miraole that everyone in as little as minutes youll receive a videotape color a full iervlcf Visible changes on video Is competely Call Judy Hunt for details You start at the wrong place and it lacks The mile is a play in four acts and it finishes where it In addition to Morceli and the other worldrecord milers at the Iffley Road celebration were Arhe Andersson of Briton Derek Michel jazy of Filbert Bayi of Australias Herb Britains Steve Cram and New Zealanders Peter Snell and John Sydney the oldest living and Sebastian Coe joined the festivities in a galadinner in London the anniversary of Bannisters The two other living record Hagg ofSweden and Steve Ovett of were unable to Hagg was ill and Ovett was on Kokomo Tribune Roger Bannister broke the fourminute barrier in the rfiile 40 years ago AP Come In Pick Up A Copy of Our Big 32Page May Auto Its Loaded with Low Discount Prices On Auto Car Care Batteries Accessories SENTRY ULTRA 775 ALLSEASON RADIAL Now DEIUXE ALLSEASON ll RADIAL WHITEWALL Mile Warranty 18 DELUXE CLASSIC IX ALLSEASON RADIAL PREMIER MRT ALLSEASON RADIAL NNk 23 169100 seriei UNBEATABLE UaW PRIJE GUARANTEE UNBEATABLE PRICE GUARANTEE If You Find A Lower Ad Price On the SQMC We Will Beat It By SV Details In 168600 urlei H 90 DAYS Same As Cash With Purchase of 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