Friday, May 6, 2016

Celebrate Bannister Anniversary by Watching “Fire 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.

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.

Meanwhile, to Sir Roger (who, incidentally, ordered 15 copies of “Fire on the Track” for his grandchildren), cheers, and happy anniversary.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Shalane Featured on 60 Minutes

60 Minutes calls Shalane Flanagan the “hometown favorite” a week ahead of Monday’s Boston Marathon. Though she may not be the oddsmaker’s first choice, strong showings in each of her marathons — 2nd in New York (2010), 1st at the Olympic Trials (2012), 10th in the London Olympics (2012), and 4th in Boston (2013) — give every indication that she’ll be a presence in the lead pack on Monday. More to the point, she’ll surely be bearing the best hopes of her Boston-brethren… and idea explored by the news magazine in its lengthy feature.

Check out the 60 Minutes website for extended coverage on Shalane and the race.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Kickstarting BANNISTER: Everest on the Track

Our newest multimedia project is a feature-length documentary about Roger Bannister and the first sub-4:00 mile, commemorating and celebrating the 60th anniversary of that landmark achievement this May. Now, we’re launching a Kickstarter campaign to try to raise the necessary funds to finish the movie to the highest possible level.

We have some amazing interviews with Sir Roger himself, his rival John Landy, Seb Coe, and the late Chris Chataway who was Bannister’s friend and pacesetter… among many others. With grassroots support, we believe we can make a “definitive” account of this momentous achievement… one that will live on to inspire future generations for years to come. Please check out our campaign and consider supporting us with a financial pledge or by spreading the word!


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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Long Road to Boston

It’s one week to Boston. But Shalane Flanagan‘s journey stretches far back, well beyond the start of her most recent build up. In the coming days, take a trip and trace the long and winding path that led Shalane from Marblehead, MA to the starting line in Boston.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The legacy of British middle distance running is among the greatest in any sport. In this inaugural webisode for The Daily Telegraph, we hear from experts such as Dave Moorcroft, Dave Bedford, Pat Butcher and the legendary Roger Bannister as they describe the effect the British tradition has on current Olympic hopefuls, Tom Lancashire, James Brewer, and Andy Baddeley.

This is the first of twelve webisodes to be published weekly on, every Thursday.

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