ATHLETICS - One of those milestone moments in sports history occurred on 6 May 1954 at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. 3,000 spectators were on hand. Winds up to 25 miles per hour (40km/h) made conditions treacherous. Bannister’s time was 3 minutes 59.4, which was amazing because nobody had ever dipped under the four minute mark. 46 days later Bannister’s record was broken by his rival Landy with a time of 3 min 57.9. The legacy, however, remains.
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