3: 59. 4. The Quest to Break the Four-Minute Mile
(London, Hutchinson, 2004). . 8vo; original black boards; spine gilt; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. x + 310, incl. index; monochrome photographic plates. NEW. "The record-breaking achievement of Bannister, Brasher and Chataway made the front pages around the world, heralding what historians may come to regard as the most significant sporting triumph of the twentieth century. On hearing the news, the Oxford Union passed a motion that they should adjourn for 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Congratulations poured in from around the world. The telegram from Paavo Nurmi said simply: 'Well done Britain.' . This is the story of the long quest for the 'Magic Mile', almost two hundred years in the making. The methods the runners used, the secrets they uncovered, were passed like a baton through the generations, until the quest reached its climax on 6 May 1954, when Roger Bannister, Christopher Chataway and Chris Brasher united to achieve the impossible.".
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N° du livre: 1369
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Mots-clés: Four Minute . Athletics. Records. British Athletes. . . . Coaching. Biography