30 May '14, 8pm

Run Journal - Diane Leather Breaking 5-Minute Mile Barrier: By Peter John L. Thompson Diane Leather was the fi...

Diane Leather was the first woman to break five minutes for the mile. She did this on May 29, 1954. Diane Leather may be the most important runner that you have never heard about. This article was provided to us by our partner publisher RunBlogRun through the courtesy of the author of the story, Peter John L. Thompson. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Diane Leather Breaking the 5-Minute Mile Barrier by Peter John L Thompson, copywrite 2014. Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the four-minute barrier for the mile. On May 6th, 1954 Roger Bannister ran the mile in 3:59.4, a time that was previously thought physiologically and mentally beyond the scope of man. Later in May 1954, the world mile record was again under assault in England. But this was not Iffley Road, Oxford. This was the Perry Barr Stadium, Birmingham and the Midlan...

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