Sir / Doctor Roger Bannister’s SUB 4 minute mile and head to head competition with his Aussie peer – John Landry – was only 60 years ago.
Time she flies – particularly if you are a world record setter like Sir Bannister.
Since then, only 1303 men (sorry ladies – this is a male only club at present) have broken the 4:00 “barrier”. Quite an exclusive club.
As an interesting factoid – no one has come close to the current world record of 3:43.14 set FIFTEEN years ago by Morroccan stud Hicham El Guerrouj (according to the Wall Street Journal).