Charlie Buttrey

January 8, 2022

At the stroke of midnight on December 31st, 38-year-old New Zealander Nick Willis, a 5-time Olympian and both an Olympic silver medalist and a bronze medalist in the 1500-meters, joined three other world-class athletes on the track as he tried to run a sub-4:00 mile. For the 20th consecutive year.

Think about it. Before Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mark in 1954, there were many in the world of track and field who believed that it was literally impossible to run a mile in under four minutes. The world record is now 3:43, but how many 38-year-olds have broken four minutes?  And how many people have run a sub-4:00 mile in TWENTY CONSECUTIVE YEARS?

To see how it played out, click HERE.

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