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18MoreThe 4-Minute Mile

Date / May 6, 1954

Location / Iffley Road Track | Oxford, UK

Moment / In 1954, Englishman Roger Bannister rewrote the record books when he became the first person to run a sub-four-minute mile

Impact / The four-minute mile barrier has been broken countless times since Bannister accomplished the feat (the current record is 3:43), but Bannister was the first to show it was possible. For his efforts, he was named the first-ever Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.