The Dole 3 Mile Fun Run
Fryeburg native, George Dole wondered if the race at the Iffley Road track would be cancelled. High winds threatened to cancel out a moment that has become a part of history.
On May 6, 1954 George took the pole position at 6:00 p.m. in Oxford, England and exactly 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds later, Roger Bannister accomplished his goal of becoming the first person to break the 4 minute mile. A mere 26 seconds later George came in fifth that day.
Each August since 2014 his friends at the Fryeburg New Church Assembly are celebrating his achievements by hosting a 3 mile race on the Rail Trail.