Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Roger Bannister

When I was a kid, I read a book about Roger Bannister breaking the four minute barrier in the mile in 1954. 

The book had a mythic effect on me, because it was incredibly gripping, and it was written by Bannister himself. I still remember him describing the cinder track he ran on. 

Bannister was an Oxford medical student. 

Today, Eli 20.5 told me that when his hockey team does off-ice training and runs sprints, they're doing it on the same track Bannister ran on. Resurfaced, of course, but the same track.

I can't exactly explain why, but that makes me very, very happy. 

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