This is a page which I have setup to link to any articles of general interest that do not seem to have a home of their own. They might be ones I have written or ones that others have written.
Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile for the first time and the feat quickly flashed around the world - (grab your coffee or tea, sit back and watch what is perhaps the greatest athletics cinema footage of all time: http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/6/newsid_2511000/2511575.stm). Landy then struck back with an even better time and the stage was set for a classic confrontation between the world's best two milers at the 1954 Empire Games. Ray Smith collected the news articles at the time and has put them together into a great 3 pager. Thanks to Ray, here it is.