Roger Bannister

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Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister CBE (23 March 19293 March 2018) was a British middle-distance athlete and neurologist who ran the first sub-4-minute mile. Sir Roger was the first recipient of the Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" award in January 1955.


  • We run, not only because we think it is doing us good, but … because it helps us to do other things better.

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