three59 – Creating Unforgettable Moments
In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Roger Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres, but did not win the medal he expected. This humiliation strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler.
History was finally achieved on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Bannister crossing the finishing line and the announcer declared “The time was three…”, the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result, which was 3 minutes 59 seconds.
Some moments in sport last in the memory forever.