Veteran writer Frank Deford chronicles a singular 20th-century sporting achievement the conquest of the four-minute mile without contemporary attitudinizing in this ESPN original film.
In post-war Europe of the 1950s, people were hungry for heroes. Conventional wisdom had it that only two challenges remained for modern man: Conquering Mt. Everest and running a four-minute mile. Although pragmatic Roger Bannister (Jamie McLachlan) always remembered his father’s admiration for track and
Field event, he went to Oxford's Exeter College to study medicine. When required to participate in a sports, Bannister shifted from rowing to racing. Ordered t...