Friday, May 5, 2017

Bannister Anniversary Day: The Perfect Time to Watch “Everest on the Track”

May 6, 1954 will always be a landmark date in athletic history. That’s when Roger Bannister did what was said to be impossible and became the first person to break 4:00 for the mile.

But as our documentary “Bannister: Everest on the Track” details, that first sub-4:00 was much more than just sporting news. Like the conquest of Mt. Everest, it spoke to humanity’s need to challenge supposedly insurmountable barriers. And like the summiting of Everest, Bannister’s epic run inspired a world still reeling from World War II that the future could be better than the past.

While it’s always a good time to watch “Everest on the Track,” this Saturday, the anniversary of that first sub-4:00, should be considered appointment viewing.

Our friends at Tracksmith are making the day even more special. They’re providing a free download code for “Everest on the Track” for the first 100 orders of their Bannister-inspired White Collection of singlets, shorts and tops.

Indiewire named “Bannister: Everest on the Track” one of the best sports documentaries ever made, putting it in such company as “Hoop Dreams,” “When We Were Kings” and “The Endless Summer.”

Learn more about the film here, and order it here or here.

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