The First Four-Minute Mile, In One Pain-Wracked Photo

Sir Roger Bannister died over the weekend at the age of 88 and, as to be expected, the glowing obituaries focused on his epochal mile of May 6, 1954, when he shattered the four-minute barrier on Oxford University’s Iffley Road track.

Vancouver Sun photographer Charlie Warner with his photo of the Roger Bannister – John Landy race at the British Empire Games in 1954.

Vancouver Sun photographer Charlie Warner with his photo of the Roger Bannister – John Landy race at the British Empire Games in 1954.