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Sixty seconds on . . . the daily mile

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 17 May 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2142
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London, UK

What’s that?

It was invented by a Scottish headteacher, Elaine Wyllie, who in 2012 had the idea that it would be good for the children in her primary school to run or walk a mile a day at their own pace.

And was it?

It makes sense, and it has spread fast. There are now 778 schools in Scotland, 1292 in England, and 217 …

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