Miracle Mile Memories

Posted by Tom Locke on February 16th, 2011 filed in Education, History, Life, Sports ... All Sorts

Last November I received a call from a lady in Vernon, BC wanting to purchase one of my Miracle Mile limited edition prints as a surprise for her husband at Christmas.

As it turns out, her husband had attended that eventful race at the British Empire & Commwealth Games back on August 7, 1954 – a race that resulted in the two greatest milers of their time (Roger Bannister & John Landy) both posting sub four minute times.  The race also put Vancouver on the map internationally.  For more on this race, I invite you to visit the Miracle Mile page on this site.

That race was a magical moment in time.  The receiving of the print at Christmas also proved to be a magical moment in time in that Vernon household.  Per the lady of the house, ” … the miracle mile print is framed and on the wall.  It has brought a lot of excitement and stories into our home.  My sons also enjoyed the DVD as they are avid sports enthusiasts and didn’t mind hearing their father talk … and talk … about the race.  Not easy to impress  22 and 20 year olds.”

As for me, her response was one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received.


One Response to “Miracle Mile Memories”

  1. Chris Cardell Scam Says:

    I truly appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thx again

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