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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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He said Bannister was club champion in 2006 and won competitions "almost on an annual basis" even while claiming benefits.
Mr Bannister says his life expectancy is reduced because of his injuries and that it is unlikely he will be able to work in the future.
For 36 years, Bannister wrote for The National Enquirer and other American tabloids.
But Roger Bannister was there first, conquering both the physical and psychological barriers that were impeding previous runners.
The court has heard black box data recovered from the car revealed Bannister was driving at 122mph, slowing to 115mph shortly before the accident.
Guess where Bannister turned up last weekend for his next game?
He was the beloved husband of the late Alice "Peach" (Talbot) Bannister for 56 years.
The film is about Roger Bannister, a man determined to run the first sub- four-minute mile and achieves it on May 6, 1954.
Join the American Running Association (ARA) fifty years later to celebrate the grand achievement of Sir Roger Bannister, MD, and many of the other greats in the mile from America and other nations of the world.
16 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's NVTC Fall Golf Tournament benefiting the NVTC Foundation was a huge success, netting over $30,000 in proceeds that will go to support the Bannister Scholarship Fund at George Mason University.
Five years ago this November she and her friend Charlotte Bannister Parker--daughter of the athlete Sir Roger Bannister who first broke the four-minute mile--launched Learning For Life.
Bannister recognizes that this is a sensitive issue, he could have exercised greater sensitivity by not making this statement at all.
The same year Roger Bannister ran the first 4-minute mile, Diane Leather became the first woman to run the 5-minute mile.
Former Huntington Beach Mayor, Bannister Chaired Metropolitan Board from January 2005 to October 2006
Champion golfer Alan Bannister - who played off a handicap of seven - was convicted of benefits fraud after being caught on camera happily walking around the course on his daily game.