four-minute man

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someone who has run the mile in less that 4 minutes

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Shame there isn't one for Huddersfield's own Derek Ibbotson who actually ran the first four-minute mile ever: he did it in exactly four minutes.
He added: "One year after the coronation of a young Queen Elizabeth II and after man conquered Everest, he ran the first sub four-minute mile with the help of his friends Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher.
While that was an amazing feat at the time, what was even more incredible was that the four-minute mile was broken again six weeks later.
Now, all bets seem to be on Roger Bannister, the first man to break the four-minute mile in 1954.
Prominent doping cases are reviewed (including deaths), from Roger Bannister's four-minute mile controversy to doping in the Olympics and Major League baseball to the Tour de France and Floyd Landis case.
BTSP is particularly noted for its global football, golf, tennis, and athletics content -- including images of runner Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile in 1954.
As with his in-depth history of US skyscrapers in Higher, Bascomb has once again provided dramatic research for this lively narrative of three men in the 1950s who valiantly sacrificed and trained to run the first four-minute mile. Believed to be beyond the limits of the human body, this barrier would be relentlessly attacked separately by three world-class runners from England, Australia, and the US following the 1952 Olympics.
What he meant was that thanks to the hideously stupid Jo Moore, the shenanigans of Lakshmi Mittal and the controversy over New Labour sleaze, Mandy has as much chance of getting back into Government as I have of running the four-minute mile.
Priscilla Welch won the New York City Marathon at the age of 43 and over-40 Eamonn Coghlan broke the four-minute mile in 1994.
Bannister, who is English and was the first person to break the four-minute mile, said that black sprinters may have "certain natural anatomical advantages" that give them an edge in track.
THE four-minute mile was the most significant barrier in athletics.
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SHOES worn by the first man to run the four-minute mile, Sir Roger Bannister, will go under the hammer more than 60 years after they broke records.
And Roger Bannister's average speed during the first four-minute mile was a shade over 15 mph - still nowhere near Jags' top speed.