On this edition, British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame curator and Vancouver 1954 British Empire Games book author Jason Beck discusses the legacy of the late Roger Bannister.
Bannister died March 3 at age 88 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. The 1954 Games put Vancouver on the map and Englishman Bannister’s race with Australia’s John Landy was a legendary moment in world sport and Canadian history. Beck tells host Bob Mackin that Bannister was much more than a runner and the Miracle Mile was more than a race.
What happened on Aug. 7, 1954 had ripple effects that last to this day on the West Coast of Canada.
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