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theBreaker.news Podcast: Three-minutes and 58.8 seconds that changed Vancouver

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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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