Based around the column "Trevor's Travels" published each Sunday in the San Bernardino Sun, with some detours along the way.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
On Sunday last Chris Chataway died at the age of 82. He was quite a famous Englishman, having made his name in politics and also in TV for many years. But it was as a runner that I most remember him. On May 6, 1954 he and Chris Brasher paced Roger Bannister in the first sub four-minute mile. I remember listening to the race, which was held in Oxford, with my father, who was very interested in athletics. Later on the race was shown on TV and I still can see the tremendous finish of the race with Bannister coming through to burst the tape at 3:59.4. Here is a shortened commentary - very stylized with the music in the background - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz3ZLpCmKCM