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Was there a dream mile back in the 18th century?

2004-05-10

It was last Thursday when the dream mile was exactly 50 years ago. Roger Bannister was the first athlete to run the mile in a sub four minute time on 6th May 1954. But was he really the first? Or was there perhaps a runner back in the 18th century who achieved this? Click here to read this article which was published in the English newspaper Observer.

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/athletics/comment/0,10083,1207844,00.html


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