The fantastic memoir by Roger Bannister, the middle-distance runner who achieved the epic quest to break the four-minute mile! All sports have pivotal moments, single events that change perceptions forever after. For the sport of running such a moment passed on a blustery May afternoon in 1954, when Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. This is the story of that fantastic run. Today, more than sixty years later, lovers of sport – runners and non-runners alike – will be moved by this impassioned story of one of sport’s true heroes.