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Bannister: Everest on the Track

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History wonks and running buffs will vie for who loves this movie the most. "Everest on the Track" is as much an historical study of Britain's psychological, if not almost physical, need for something - anything - to erase the woes of World War II as it is a fresh look at the quest for the first sub-4:00 mile, the heretofore deemed physically impossible. Before the war, Britain had bloomed best in its Sporting Tradition, but the amateur accolades leading to Olympic accomplishments were blown off the podiums in the 1952 Helsinki Games. Roger Bannister was the epitome of that disappearing scholar-athlete ideal. Can the lunchtime-trained runner immersed in ...

  • DirectorTom Ratcliffe
  • Runtime: 1 hr 0 min
  • StudioVirgil Films
  • QualityHD

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Commonwealth Games Flashback: Roger Bannister edged out Aussie John Landy in Vancouver thriller - Courier Mail


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It was the final of the mile at the 1954 Empire Games in Vancouver, but it could just as easily have been described as the athletics heavyweight title of the world. In the red, white and blue corner, representing England: Roger Bannister, the first man ...

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... achievements both on and off the track. “On the 6 May 1954, Roger made the impossible possible. One year after the coronation of a young Queen Elizabeth II and after man conquered Everest, Roger Bannister ran the first subfour-minute mile with the ...

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Bannister: Everest on the Track: a reminder of what clean running looks like: review - Telegraph.co.uk


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Bannister: Everest on the Track: a reminder of what clean running looks like: review
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With the build-up to the Rio Olympiad marred by doping scandals, Bannister: Everest on the Track (BBC Four), which chronicled Roger Bannister's heroic feat in breaking the four-minute barrier for the mile in 1954, was a salutary palate cleanser, and a ...

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Q&A with Tom Ratcliffe, director of Bannister: Everest on the Track - Sports Illustrated


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Q&A with Tom Ratcliffe, director of Bannister: Everest on the Track
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The life of Sports Illustrated's inaugural Sportsman of the Year is now depicted on screen in the new documentary Bannister: Everest on the Track. The film recounts Bannister's life story, from a childhood overshadowed by the terror of German bombings ...

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