Roger Bannister

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English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)

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Back in 1954, when the UK was still feeling the effects of the World War II, Sir Roger Bannister broke a record doctors and scientists thought was impossible when he ran a mile in less than four minutes.
Sir Roger Bannister He described Bannister as a friend who was clever and modest in equal measure.
Sir Roger Bannister showed that barriers are there to be broken and there are no limits.
Steve Ford, chief executive of Parkinson's UK, said: "We're very saddened to hear of the death of Sir Roger Bannister.
Sir Roger Bannister at Buckingham Palace with his wife Moyra, after receiving his award as a Companion of Honour in February of last year
Over the years, Knoll House Hotel has played host to a long list of guests from film, television and politics, including Winston Churchill, David Suchet, Sir Roger Bannister and Richard Branson.
Ainslie's win was unpopular -- Sir Roger Bannister said it was unsporting.
Two Hours: The Quest To Run The Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar "THE boldest advance in the unexplored regions of human efficiency," opined one wordsmith more than sixty years ago after Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.
Sir Roger Bannister, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 86.
We want classrooms, teachers and educators to tie the historic story of Sir Roger Bannister to their students.
Others featured in the exhibition at Mall Galleries, which is open to the public from tomorrow until May 23, include another former Labour Party leader Lord Kinnock, ex-Bank of England governor Lord King, actress Tamsin Greig, athlete Sir Roger Bannister, and theatre and opera director Sir Jonathan Miller.
London, May 04 ( ANI ): British track legend Sir Roger Bannister has reportedly taken an oath not to stop his fight against Parkinson's disease after revealing that he has been struck down by the illness.
In the first one, Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four–minute mile, came second.
Other names in the running to light the Olympic Cauldren are David Beckham and Sir Roger Bannister.
Sir Roger Bannister is favourite to light the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games after William Hill closed betting on the 83 year old being given the prestigious honour on Thursday.