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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In the first one, Sir Roger Bannister, the first man to run a four–minute mile, came second.
Sir Roger Bannister who made history by breaking the four-minute mile only came in second that first year and he must have wondered what the hell he was supposed to do to win the thing.
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.
But how on earth can the organisers choose between worthy names such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Lord Sebastian Coe, Sir Roger Bannister, Dame Kelly Holmes or Daley Thompson?
We almost had Sir Roger Bannister set to fly to the U.
The 30-mile relay through London began on the centre court of Wimbledon where it was held aloft by Sir Roger Bannister, the first four-minute miler, and tennis ace Tim Henman.
SIR ROGER Bannister will lead Great Britain's sporting stars of past and present when the Olympic flame makes its journey through London next month.
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.
ATHLETICS legend Sir Roger Bannister has revealed he has Parkinson's disease just days ahead of the 60th anniversary of his four-minute mile.
ATHLETICS legend Sir Roger Bannister yesterday revealed he has Parkinson's disease, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of his record-breaking run.
TOMORROW: Chaka Khan, singer, 60, pictured; Sir Roger Bannister, first four-minute miler, 84; Barry Cryer, writer/comedian, 78; Michael Nyman, composer, 69; Alan Bleasdale, playwright, 67; Amanda Plummer, actress, 56; Sir Steve Redgrave, retired Olympic rower, 51; Marti Pellow, singer, 48; Damon Albarn, singer (Blur and Gorillaz), 45; Mike Atherton, former cricketer, 45; Gail Porter, TV presenter, 42; Joe Calzaghe, boxer, 41; Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion track cyclist, 37; Princess Eugenie of York, 23.
SIR ROGER BANNISTER has paid tribute to the man who paced him to the four-minute mile, Sir Christopher Chataway, who died yesterday at the age of 82.
He is best remembered as one of the pacemakers who helped Sir Roger Bannister become the first person to break the four-minute mile, but went on to carve a successful athletics career himself and became the BBC's first Sports Personality of the Year.