four-minute man

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Noun1.four-minute man - someone who has run the mile in less that 4 minutes
miler - a runner in a one-mile race
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1954 Medical student Roger Bannister became the first person to break the four-minute mile. 1966 Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Commemorative 50p coins being released include one featuring Sir Roger Bannister's achievement of breaking the four-minute mile in 1954.
3:59.4: The Quest For The Four-Minute Mile by Bob Phillips and The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb (Sportsbookofthemonth.com price PS6.48 and PS11.99) By any measure of national sporting achievement, Sir Roger Bannister's first sub-four minute mile in 1954 stands alongside previous and subsequent success.
TRIBUTES poured in yesterday to Sir Roger Bannister who made history as the first man to run a sub four-minute mile.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "Sir Roger Bannister was more than simply one of the greatest athletes of all time - by breaking the four-minute mile he redefined what was thought impossible, and inspired the world.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "Sir Roger Bannister was more than simply one of the greatest athletes of all time - by breaking the four-minute mile, he redefined what was thought impossible, and inspired the world.
Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in May 1954.
Fifer Lemoncello, 34, said: "I have one small aspiration still which is to get a four-minute mile. I still have speed in my legs."
THE running shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister when he became the first man to break the four-minute mile have sold for PS266,500 at auction.
It is said that experts believed that the human body was not capable of running a four-minute mile. It was dangerous and simply impossible.
Sir Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile barrier has gone down in the annals of sporting history, but few are aware that his most famous feat was spurred on by his most abject failure.
Roger Bannister did a ward round then made his own way to the track where he broke the four-minute mile.