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EMPIRE GAMES OF 1954

HISTORY provides a rich source of material for books and Jason Beck is not short of stories in The Miracle Mile: Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. Beck works as curator at the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver, the Canadian city that staged the 1954 event, and his account focuses not only on the mile clash between Roger Bannister and John Landy but also on many of the other great clashes and performances.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 14 DAVID RUDISHA Why the Olympic 800m champion thought he was finished SPOTLIGHT 18 BRIANNA ROLLINS How the sprint-hurdler used a laidback approach to take Rio gold ACTION 36 LIVERPOOL CROSS Andy Butchart prevails over top field at Euro Cross trials, while Gemma Steel is leading woman PERFORMANCE 26 Sports science news 28 Athlete Insight – Sara Treacy 30 Dynamic warm-ups 32 Products – running headgear A BRIT ABROAD 20 Tim Hutchings laments the demise of the world cross country champs NEWS 6 Usain Bolt film premieres 8 GB relay women set for upgrade 10 Alex Yee keeps sport options open RESULTS & FIXTURES 46 Results round-up 57 What’s On fixtures guide REGULARS 24 Letters 25 Book reviews 34 Young Athlete – John Millar 61 Quiz – test your knowledge 62 Dip Finish