Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister CBE (23 March 1929 – 3 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.
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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.