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    Four Minute Mile

    by barryg23 Updated Jul 24, 2006

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    Iffley Road

    Oxford was the scene of one of the most famous sports events of the 20th Century - the first four minute mile. Nowadays, it's common for professional athletes to break this barrier, but back in 1954 it was seen as almost the Holy Grail of Athletics. The great run took place at Iffley Road, Oxford University's main sports ground, and the man in question was Roger Bannister, a medical student at Oxford.

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