Videos

Enjoy this selection of footage of some incredible runners

Roger Bannister runs into the record books.

 
Sir Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile

Roger Bannister makes history on 6th May, 1954 at Iffly Road Athletics Track to become the first person to run a sub-4 minute mile (footage from British Pathé)

Some believe barefoot runners are not competitive.

 
Abebe Bikila wins marathon in 1960 Rome Olympics... barefoot!

Ethiopian runner, Abebe Bikila, runs barefoot in the Olympic Marathon in Rome in 1960 after not being able to find a pair of shoes that were a good fit.  He goes on to win comfortably in a very impressive 2 hours, 15 minutes and 16.2 seconds.

Roger Bannister runs into the record books.

 
Sir Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile

Roger Bannister makes history on 6th May, 1954 at Iffly Road Athletics Track to become the first person to run a sub-4 minute mile (footage from British Pathé)

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