The Barrier Breakers (2004)

Genres - Sports & Recreation, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sports, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Profiles of Sir Edmund Hillary, who in 1953 conquered Mt. Everest; Sir Roger Bannister, who on May 6, 1954, became the first to break the 4 minute mile; and Gertrude Ederle, an Olympic gold medalist, and the first woman to cross the English Channel.

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achievement, anniversary, archival-footage, mountain-climbing, race [competition], record [world record], runner, swimming