1954 O.U.A.C. Athletics programme (4 minute mile) hand signed by Roger Bannister
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1954 O.U.A.C. Athletics programme (4 minute mile) hand signed by Roger Bannister
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1954 O.U.A.C. Athletics programme (4 minute mile) hand signed by Roger Bannister
An Amateur Athletic Association programme for the event held at Iffley Road Athletic Ground on May the 6th 1954, hand signed to the front by Roger Bannister. The race results have been neatly entered in pen inside the programme, with event 9 - the one minute mile - having a recorded time of 3 minutes 59.4 seconds - a new world record at the time with Roger Bannister the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the vendor is the nephew of the former British Athletic team manager Leslie Truelove, Mr Truelove was in charge of the A.A.A. team when Roger Bannister achieved the first 4 minute mile at Oxford in 1954 and it was into his arms that Bannister stumbled after his heroic effort.
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