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From the archives: Roger Bannister on breaking the 4:00 mile

British runner Roger Bannister, the first person to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, died Saturday at age 88. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired May 2, 2004, Mark Phillips talks with Bannister about his monumental feat fifty years earlier, as well as with American runner Wes Santee and Australian John Landy (who were also chasing the 4:00 mile at the time) and with Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile." Phillips also recounts the subsequent matchup between Bannister and Landy at the 1954 British Empire Games, an epic race that was called "the Mile of the Century."
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