The four-minute mile barrier stood for decades. Experts believed the feat could be achieved only in perfect weather — 68 degrees and no wind, and on a hard, dry clay track. But Bannister did it on a wet track in cold weather. Just 46 days after Bannister’s success,...
There’s no denying that Autumn is here. The beautiful gold, russet and umber flashes on the trees and bushes mark her arrival, before the wind whips them bare. I’m taken by surprise every year at just how quickly the mornings shrink, and the evenings too. It...
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