If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   Sir Roger Bannister ran an under-4 minute mile and an under-89 year life   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Sad, Roger Bannister, Sir Roger Bannister, Sebastian Coe, Hicham El Guerrouj, Olympic athletes of Great Britain, mile world record, 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Chris Brasher  
•       •       •

521 clicks; posted to Sports » on 04 Mar 2018 at 11:09 AM (19 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



19 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2018-03-04 09:05:09 AM  
In related news, Roger Bannister was still alive.
 
2018-03-04 09:06:47 AM  
I guess his four minutes of fame are up.

/RIP
 
2018-03-04 09:58:05 AM  
Very sad. RIP Sir Roger.
 
2018-03-04 10:12:16 AM  
RIP fast guy
 
2018-03-04 10:50:26 AM  
The stairway to heaven just got a new Bannister.
 
2018-03-04 10:53:14 AM  
88. He had a good run!
 
2018-03-04 11:25:39 AM  
Did he remember to pay his debts?
 
2018-03-04 11:49:27 AM  
IIRC, the (big round number) anniversary of his sub-5 minute run only recently happened.
 
2018-03-04 12:30:11 PM  
And to think that 4:15 is a fairly common time for a high-schooler.

/5 sub-4 high school milers in two years.
 
2018-03-04 12:34:48 PM  
also where 'a good Rogering' comes from, for anyone that can last almost 4 minutes
 
2018-03-04 12:39:44 PM  
I'm impressed by anyone who can be such an amazing athlete then go on to have a successful career as a neurologist. Most people get only one great success if they get any at all. I'm also impressed by Brian May.

Godspeed, Sir Roger.
 
2018-03-04 01:10:13 PM  

pueblonative: Did he remember to pay his debts?


That took me longer to get that than it should have.
 
2018-03-04 01:57:39 PM  
Friend of mine broke 4 minutes in college. Few years later I wanted to see if I could still break 6 minutes. He paced me and on the last lap yelled encouragement while running backwards ahead of me. He was just lucky I couldn't catch him or I would have strangled him. Very depressing.
 
2018-03-04 03:05:11 PM  

GoldSpider: And to think that 4:15 is a fairly common time for a high-schooler.

/5 sub-4 high school milers in two years.


I managed 4:26 back in '77. The Chicago big school kids were sub 4:10 then.

I'd like to think all that running will grant me some extra years in the long (snerk) but I'm not intrerested if I can't be healthy all around. The knees are bad already.
 
2018-03-04 04:01:30 PM  

edmo: GoldSpider: And to think that 4:15 is a fairly common time for a high-schooler.

/5 sub-4 high school milers in two years.

I managed 4:26 back in '77. The Chicago big school kids were sub 4:10 then.

I'd like to think all that running will grant me some extra years in the long (snerk) but I'm not intrerested if I can't be healthy all around. The knees are bad already.


Not bad.  4:58 and happy to leave my PR there.  20 years later I can still scratch out 5:30s, trying to get back to around 5:15 range.  I figure I'm running out of years to bring my times down without significantly upping my miles.
 
2018-03-04 04:06:31 PM  
5:10 was my best, and that was 18 years ago.

I can't even imagine 4 minutes.
 
2018-03-04 04:40:35 PM  
img.fark.netView Full Size


"Some people have said, 'Oh my goodness me - four minutes? - that is not a very long time for a nuclear attack warning.'  Well, I would remind those doubters that some people in this great country of ours can run a mile in four minutes "

RIP Roger.

RIP Peter too.
 
2018-03-04 06:34:19 PM  

GoldSpider: And to think that 4:15 is a fairly common time for a high-schooler.

/5 sub-4 high school milers in two years.


Really? That is crazy. I'm not religious and I don't believe in reincarnation (neither did General George S. Patton BTW) but I accept the possibility that some of you people were cheetahs in previous lives and have unfair advantages over those of us who were DMV workers.

I never did a timed one mile run but considering my best two miler was 12:10 or 12:20 I'd be relatively surprised if I could have gotten under 5:10. Kind of hard to gauge because energy would always be conserved over the course of the first half of the two miler but I know for sure that getting under five minutes wouldn't have happened.

Some people are just freaks though. We had a kid who was 108 pounds and did his two miler in 10:45. The guy packed on seventy pounds of muscle since then and looks just short of a brick shiathouse in addition to adding twenty years and his last time that I checked was 12:02.

I remember that Sir Roger Bannister was a question for Jeopardy on the NES and that I won some trivia contest in the sixth grade because of that.

Thanks, Sir Roger.
 
2018-03-04 11:21:22 PM  

LaViergeNoire: I'm impressed by anyone who can be such an amazing athlete then go on to have a successful career as a neurologist. Most people get only one great success if they get any at all. I'm also impressed by Brian May.

Godspeed, Sir Roger.


And he broke the mile record as a medical student. Let that one sink in.
 
Displayed 19 of 19 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report