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Breaking down the mile marker

Updated: May 6, 2004, 11:48 AM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2

On May 6, 1954, Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile under four minutes. In light of this anniversary, ESPN.com's Jeff Merron talked to Neal Bascomb, author of the new book, "The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It."

The book covers not only Bannister's achievement, but also the "Mile of the Century" that came three months later, when Bannister faced Landy in a duel of the two best milers in the world.

"The ...

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