Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English athlete best known as the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. Bannister became a neurologist and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford. Sir Roger was the first recipient of the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" award in January 1955.
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- We run, not only because we think it is doing us good, but … because it helps us to do other things better.
- cited by Craig A. Masback, "A Sports White Paper for Clinton," New York Times. January 24, 1993, p. S-11.