May 6, 1954

On This Date in! in 1954 British runner Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile barrier. People and many scientists of the day thought it was physically impossible for any human to ever run that fast. Many speculated that a person’s heart would burst if they ran at that speed for that distance. They were proven wrong and Mr. Bannister has been proven to be a trailblazer as now there are high school athletes that have run a sub 4 minute mile.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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