The Perfect Mile

A stirring account of athleticism in the face of adversity follows the remarkable journey of three young men--John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Bannister--who suffered defeat at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 but nevertheless vowed to break ...

The Perfect Mile

The Perfect Mile

A stirring account of athleticism in the face of adversity follows the remarkable journey of three young men--John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Bannister--who suffered defeat at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 but nevertheless vowed to break the four-minute mile, training tirelessly to accomplish their goal. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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The Perfect Mile
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Neal Bascomb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Mariner Books

A stirring account of athleticism in the face of adversity follows the remarkable journey of three young men--John Landy, Wes Santee, and Roger Bannister--who suffered defeat at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 but nevertheless vowed to break the four-minute mile, training tirelessly to accomplish their goal. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Perfect Mile
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Neal Bascomb
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-04-06 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break
The Perfect Mile (Text Only)
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Neal Bascomb
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-30 - Publisher: HarperCollins UK

This edition does not include illustrations. The inspirational story of three international runners attempting to achieve what no one had managed – to break the four-minute mile barrier. It was the ultimate test of endurance, and the human drama that unfolded is told here for the first time.
10 000 Pigs Can't Be Wrong
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Sebastian Palling
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04 - Publisher: Lennex

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with
The Four-Minute Mile
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: John Bale, David Howe
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-25 - Publisher: Routledge

Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case of

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