Published December 2004
by Recorded Books .
Written in English
|Contributions||Nelson Runger (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
The PERFECT MILE by Neal Bascomb recounts the ’s epic chase across 3 continents by 3 remarkable runners of the once presumed impossible 4 minute mile. There are many ways to read this book — history, Roger Bannister’s training methods, mental fortitude,, amateur athletics crazy rules, etc. All are good and credible reads/5(). the perfect mile: three athletes, one goal, and less than four minutes to achieve it A stirring account of the race to break sport’s epic barrier—the 4-minute mile—considered the 20th century’s greatest sporting achievement. The answer came in the perfect mile, a race fought not against the clock but against one another. It was won with a terrific burst around the final bend in front of an audience spanning the globe. If sport, as a chronicler of this battle once said, is a “tapestry of alternating triumph and tragedy,” then the first thread of this story /5(26). The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb (Houghton Mifflin, ) Just one year after running his historic mile, Roger Bannister published a memoir of the experience, First Four Minutes (The Four.
Dramatic, exciting, and gloriously reminiscent, The Perfect Mile is an endlessly fascinating tale of heroic achievement and a testament to the determination of the human spirit. © Neal Bascomb (P) Recorded Books, LLC. 20 quotes from Neal Bascomb: 'A man who sets out to become an artist at the mile is something like a man who sets out to discover the most graceful method of being hanged. No matter how logical his plans, he can not carry them out without physical suffering.', 'We will bring Adolf Eichmann to Jerusalem,” Harel said, striking the table, “and perhaps the world will be . The PERFECT MILE by Neal Bascomb recounts the ’s epic chase across 3 continents by 3 remarkable runners of the once presumed impossible 4 minute mile. There are many ways to read this book — history, Roger Bannister’s training methods, mental fortitude,, amateur athletics crazy rules, etc. All are good and credible reads/5(). The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb pp, CollinsWillow, £ The Quest to Break the Four-Minute Mile by John Bryant pp, Hutchinson, £ May 6 didn't look like a day to Author: Blake Morrison.
The Perfect Mile Plot: What's the story? "The Perfect Mile" is the story of Oxford medical student Roger Bannister, Australian runner John Landy, and ambitious American athlete Wes Santee to be the first to complete the mile in under four minutes. This book reads much like a mile run – slower at first, getting the reader accustomed to the three athletes and setting the pace. Then when Bannister takes his starting position in what would be the run that makes history, the book is a blur, just like the last lap for each of these runners – a fast paced story that the reader will have a hard time putting down. The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb. My rating: 5 of 5 stars Summary (adapted from Goodreads) There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. Below is an excerpt from The Perfect Mile. Book Excerpt. Bannister dashed into the final turn, shocked that Landy was still driving so hard. This man was a machine. Because Bannister had abandoned.