How much of a hero? The fractured image of Roger Bannister

Bale, John (2006) How much of a hero? The fractured image of Roger Bannister. Sport in History, 26 2: 235-247. doi:10.1080/17460260600786906

Author Bale, John
Title How much of a hero? The fractured image of Roger Bannister
Journal name Sport in History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1746-0263
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17460260600786906
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 235
End page 247
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Abstract Roger Bannister is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest sporting heroes. However, his career included a number of controversies for which he was strongly criticized. Among such controversies was his unwillingness to disclose his training methods and the highly selective nature of the races in which he was prepared to compete. Several observers also criticized his involvement in the scientifically organized four-minute mile. In many ways Bannister can be read as being anything but an amateur as he often betrayed several traits of the ‘professional’
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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