Bannister-Landy – The Miracle Mile – August 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room
Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Call of the Miracle Mile Race – 1954 Commonwealth Games – August 7, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Sixty years ago it was billed as The Miracle Mile. The 1954 Commonwealth Games featured a showdown between the worlds two fastest runners – Roger Bannister and John Landy.
This race, on August 7, 1954 put the two record holders together for the first time.
The rest is history, as it was called by the CBC during those Commonwealth Games, held in Vancouver.
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