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(The New Yorker)   Sixty years after he broke the four-minute mile, Roger Bannister probably still the best student-athlete ever   (newyorker.com) divider line 13
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2014-05-06 03:08:49 PM  
Shouldn't he have graduated by now?
 
2014-05-06 05:13:46 PM  
Roger Bannister and Dick Fosbury: Track and Field awesomeness by analysis.
 
2014-05-06 05:50:25 PM  
Roger Bannister was the worst James Bond ever.
 
2014-05-06 07:17:29 PM  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record_progression_for_the_mile_ru n

interesting enough, the current record has stood for 15 years.
I guess we have approached the asymptote.
 
2014-05-06 09:31:49 PM  
Roger Bannister is still alive???
 
2014-05-06 09:49:43 PM  

namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record_progression_for_the_mile_ru n

interesting enough, the current record has stood for 15 years.
I guess we have approached the asymptote.


I believe drug testing became much more stringent after 1999, leading many to believe that is the reason the record has stood for so long.  So the new track surfaces and the drugs probably would mean the real human record when compared directly to Bannister's is likely only four or five seconds faster.
 
2014-05-06 09:52:19 PM  

namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record_progression_for_the_mile_ru n

interesting enough, the current record has stood for 15 years.
I guess we have approached the asymptote.


Women.. 100 years behind men
 
2014-05-06 10:00:01 PM  

MugzyBrown: namatad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_record_progression_for_the_mile_ru n

interesting enough, the current record has stood for 15 years.
I guess we have approached the asymptote.

Women.. 100 years behind men


Not behind, just different.  High School men's state qualifying times are practically women's world records.
 
2014-05-07 12:34:46 AM  
That's amazing and all, but I hold the record for the fastest four-minute mile.
 
2014-05-07 09:43:09 AM  

Foxxinnia: That's amazing and all, but I hold the record for the fastest four-minute mile.


So, the girl's father had a shotgun?
 
2014-05-07 09:44:46 AM  
He defined several rare disorders and wrote a textbook, now in its fifth edition.

"Autonomic Failure: A Textbook of Clinical Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System", available on Amazon for the low, low price of $346.45.

Damn, I thought textbook prices were ridiculous back when I had to pay a little over $100 for my Algorithms book.
 
2014-05-07 12:51:04 PM  
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He was awesome in the Phantasm movies.  Plays a mean guitar as well.
 
2014-05-07 01:23:24 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: I believe drug testing became much more stringent after 1999, leading many to believe that is the reason the record has stood for so long. So the new track surfaces and the drugs probably would mean the real human record when compared directly to Bannister's is likely only four or five seconds faster.


It should also be pointed out that no one really runs that distance anymore. It's not an Olympic event and the world switched to Metric en masse in the latter half of the twentieth century. So the mile is an outdated unit of measurement.

If there was more attention paid toward it, more people would try for it and the record would probably fall more frequently.
 
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