the Winged Pig
People have been running long distances for centuries. And according to ancient legend in 490 B.C., Greek soldier, Pheidippides ran 25 miles from a battlefield near the town of Marathon, Greece, to Athens to announce the defeat of the Persians to the Athenians. And people have been running marathons ever since, but no one in all those centuries had ever run a mile in less than four minutes.
In fact, it was believed to be physically impossible for a human being to survive the physiological punishment required to run a mile in under four minutes. But, on an inspirational day in May 1954, in Oxford, England, that all changed when Roger Bannister became the first person in recorded history to run the mile in under four minutes for a record time of 3:59.4.
This was a resounding achievement as the sound of this seemingly impossible goal being shattered was heard around the world. Just like when the sound barrier had been broken by Chuck Yeager in 1947, breaking the 4-minute mile by Roger Bannister also created a sonic B.O.O.M., Belief, Optimism, Opportunities and Momentum. But, this B.O.O.M. would inspire others to also do the impossible. In just three years, 16 runners had logged sub-4-minute miles. Something that previously not been done for several millennia of recorded human history, now had become common.
And it all started with six amazing tenths of just one incredible second!
At Masala Training, we strive to be idealistic in our culture and prefer to view the world as it could be in its most perfect form. And through an ingenious spirit we bridge the chasm from what could be to what actually will be. Therefore, we are innovative in our approach as we inform, educate and train the world to perform better through teamwork.
We believe that mankind should be challenged and pushed to the next level. For it was Albert Einstein who said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”. So we guide our clients to ascend to the next level. Our unique and creative B.O.O.M. training will inspire your team to do things that they have never done before.
Bannie, the Winged Pig, was inspired by the Roger Bannister's historic achievement. And Bannie embodies Masala Training's spirit of idealism, ingenuity, innovation and human will. As we seek to change the world, previously impossible goals are achieved and P.I.G.s truly fly everyday at Masala Training. You just need the B.O.O.M.-Belief, Optimism, Opportunity and Momentum!