Australian Herb Elliott sets a new world record for the mile of 3:54.5. Phil Greene recalls this event and his commentary.

On 6 August 1958, Australian Herb Elliot broke the world record for the mile at the Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. In one of the greatest mile races ever, the first four athletes all broke the existing world record. Herb Elliott set a new mark of 3:54.5.

Talking to Caroline Murphy on the occasion of his official retirement from RTÉ, Phil Greene recalls this event and his commentary.

During his commentary Greene states "In Dublin tonight, history has been made" and in hindsight now describes it as "one of the commentaries of my career".

Philip Greene also describes how his car had been destroyed by fans that night - in celebration rather than hooliganism.