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Roger Bannister

Further Information


"Roger Bannister," Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Vol. 21, Gale Group, 2001.

Nelson, Cordner, and Roberto Quercetani, The Milers, Tafnews Press, 1985.


"Bannister Breaks Magical Barrier: Times Past" (reprint of May 7, 1954 article), Times (London, England), (September 28, 2001): 8.

"Bannister's Tactics Best by a Mile," Sunday Herald Tribune (Melbourne, Australia), (April 28, 2002): 63.

Berry, Kevin, "Race Turned Two Athletes into Legends," Sunday Mail (Adelaide, Australia), (April 28, 2002): 48.

Deford, Frank, "Pioneer Miler Roger Bannister and Everest Conqueror Edmund Hillary Became, at Mid-century, the Last Great Heroes in An Era of Sea Change in Sport," Sports Illustrated, (December 27, 1999): 102.

Jackson, Tony, "A Four-Midable Feat: Britain's Bannister Took 3 Minutes, 59.4 Seconds to Shock Athletic World," Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), (August 29, 1999): 32C.

Kervin, Alison, "Winner by a Mile: Bannister's Historic Run the Best of British Athletics," Times (London, England), (September 28, 2001): 1.

Philip, Robert, "Landy Second to None Among Nice Guys of Sport," Daily Telegraph (London, England), (July 29, 2002): NA.

Queenan, Bob, "Bannister Sees 3 1/2-Minute Mile as Next Great Barrier to Break," Cincinnati Post, (March 23, 1996): 7B.


"A Brief Chat with Roger Bannister," Runner's World Daily. http://www.runnersworld.com/ (January 14, 2003).

"John (Michael) Landy," Contemporary Authors Online, http://www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC (January 17, 2003).

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