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Since 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsperson of the Year award to "the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement."   Roger Bannister won the first-ever Sportsman of the Year award thanks to his record breaking time of 3: for a mile (the first-ever time a mile had been run under four minutes).   Both men and women have won the award, originally called "Sportsman of the Year" and renamed "Sportswoman of the Year" or "Sportswomen of the Year" when applicable; it is currently known as "Sportsperson of the Year."
In 1989, The Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue was a television documentary by HBO which later became available on VHS by Maysles Films.  In 1992, a behind-the-scenes made-for-HBO special documentary was released on VHS as the Sports Illustrated Behind the Scenes: Official Swimsuit Video .  In 1993, Sports Illustrated: The 1993 Swimsuit Video was released by HBO films.  The next year, Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video was released on video by Dakota North Entertainment.  Since then, the annual video version of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has been called the Swimsuit Video . In 1995, Sports Illustrated began distributing television specials based on the issue, titled '[Year] Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Special'. The hour-long specials have aired on Spike TV and TNT and Minisodes of several specials from 2002 to 2004 are available on Crackle .  In 2004, the Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty featured videos of the swimsuit beauties at various US locations, some of which are not usually thought of as beaches: ., the host Melissa Keller and Marisa Miller at the grain elevator in Bouton, Iowa , and on a farm near Perry, Iowa . The more recent videos have included some "uncensored" scenes.