It was at Iffley Road athletics track, Oxford University, the temperature a cool 54F and flags at right angles to their posts that Bannister
ran the mile in 3min 59.
Yet tapping into his vast reserves of mental and physical strength, Bannister
managed to come home in 3:59.
, who has died at the age of 88, managed the feat in a time of three minutes 59.
- a contemporary of Huddersfield athlete Derek Ibbotson - also won gold over the same distance at the 1954 Commonwealth Games.
That race on May 6 when Bannister
, then a 25-year-old medical student, ran the mile in three minutes 59.
, aided by Sir Christopher Chataway and Chris Brasher as pacemakers, achieved a feat widely viewed at the time as impossible, by running three minutes 59.
glanced up again and saw the flag fluttering oh-so gently.
A statement from his family on Sunday said: "Sir Roger Bannister
, died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.
Jason Burder and Adam King, both 28, have been accused of plying Megan Bannister
with booze and drugs, and later sending embarrassing Snapchat videos of her convulsing.
Miss Sinclair is doing this marathon for a very special person - our site manager and good friend, Mr Bannister
Alan Quinton Bannister
, 57, of Barry Road, Barry, was convicted of obtaining money transfers by deception and was jailed for six months at Cardiff Crown Court on March 12 last year.
WARWICKSHIRE legend and cricket commentator Jack Bannister
has died at the age of 85.
TRIBUTES have been paid to Warwickshire legend and cricket commentator Jack Bannister
, who has died at the age of 85.
TRIBUTES have flooded in for one of cricket's greatest servants following the death yesterday of former player, journalist, broadcaster and union pioneer Jack Bannister
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