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View from the Foot of the Tower: Bannister, Bugatti and improved performance

Date:9 MAY 2014
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Sixty years ago Roger Bannister ran the first sub four minute mile doing something that only a few years before experts had doubted was physiologically possible for a human. Since that time the world record for a mile with all our advances in training nutrition footwear has been reduced by only sixteen seconds. At the moment there are more people on the planet who have successfully climbed Mount Everest than have ever run quicker than Roger Bannister.

Ever since the Family Justice Review reported in November 2011 we have been trying to run the sub four minute mile and to do it in every case. At first that was a desire then an aim then a target under the revised Public Law Outline and now it is statute. As the President has re-emphasised in Re S at para [24]: