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Bannister

Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
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His troubled blue eyes glanced at each of us, and finally rested with an expression of blank dismay upon Bannister in the farther corner.
The unfortunate young man staggered back, and cast a look full of horror and reproach at Bannister.
Soames, that you said to me that no one, not even Bannister, could have told that the papers were in your room, the case began to take a definite shape in my mind.
WHY is the late Sir Roger Bannister still a legendary name in British and world sport, nearly 65 years after his most famous race?
It was at Iffley Road athletics track at Oxford University, the temperature was a cool 54F and flags were at right angles to their posts that Bannister ran the mile in three minutes 59.
Set against this background, Bannister, a full time medical student, had established a British record time of 4:02 for the mile in June 1953 and knew that a sub-four minute time was possible.
SIR Roger Bannister inspired a generation of athletes with his "Herculean" achievement of running the first sub-four minute mile, Lord Coe has said.
SIR Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died aged 88.
SIR Roger Bannister, who has died at the age of 88, gave sport one of its most cherished moments by running the first sub-fourminute mile, made medical breakthroughs as a distinguished neurologist and served as the first chairman of the Sports Council.
SIR Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-four minute mile, has died at the age of 88.
A lanky Oxford medical student named Roger Bannister looked up at the white-and-red English flag whipping in the wind atop a nearby church and figured he would have to call off the record attempt.
Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.