Bannister’s Commentary is Exquisite

by klassman

It was on this day, 1954, that Roger Bannister ran into history with a sub-four minute mile.

The video here captures all of the action. His commentary is masterful. Clear, incisive and yet spare. He knows that the moment stands alone and doesn’t require so many words and exclamations to convey what was happening.

My favorite may be around the 2:25 point of the video when he says, “I was relaxing so much my mind seemed almost detached from my body. It was incredible that we could run at this speed without strain.”

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