Roger Bannister's fame is that he was the first runner to break the four minute mile.
Then four years later in 1958 in Cardiff, Australia's Herb Elliott won the event.
In 1962 in Perth Australia, it was New Zealand's great runner Peter Snell who wrote his book titled, "No Drums, No Bugles".
On only two occasions in the history of the Commonwealth Games has the one athlete won the famous 1500 metres men's event.
1966 and 1970 was the first double with Kenyan Kip Keino, first Jamaica in '66 and then in Edinburg 1970.
There was no greater name in middle distance running in that decade than Kip Keino and he was one of that generation that put Kenyan runners on the world stage.
There was a twelve year break until the next big double in the 1500 metre event.
England's Steve Cram did it in Brisbane in 1982 and then again in Edinburgh in 1986. Steve Cram even held out the famous Olympic Gold Medallist New Zealand's John Walker in 1982 when John Walker (Olympic Gold Medallist) was near retirement.
In more recent Commonwealth Games 1500 metres the Gold medallist champions were worthy winners but never captured the imagination of the world as did the Steve Cram's, the Kip Keino's, the Peter Snell's, or Herb Elliott's or the Roger Bannister's.
Nonetheless they were great competitors and breached the tape to reach their ultimate with Commonwealth 1500 metre gold.
England's Peter Elliott in 1990 (Auckland)
Kenya's Reuben Chesang in 1994 (Victoria Canada)
Kenya's Leban Rotich in 1998 (KL, Malaysia)
England's Michael East in 2002 (Manchester)
New Zealand's Nick Willis in 2006 (Melbourne).
We all await with much anticipation to see who fronts up in the New Delhi India 1500 metre Commonwealth Games final.