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Roger Bannister


1929 Born in Harrow, Middlesex, England
1945 Decides to become a runner
1946 Begins medical studies at St. Mary's College, Oxford University
1947 Shows talent while running as a pacer in a mile race at Oxford
1948 Is inspired by the Olympics, held in London, to try and compete in 1952 Olympics
1952 Competes in Helsinki Olympics
1954 Becomes first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes
1954 Graduates from St. Mary's College, continues medical studies
1955 Publishes The Four-Minute Mile
1963 Earns medical degree from Oxford University, becomes a neurologist
1975 Is involved in an automobile crash; knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
1975-present Continues working in neurology, writing scientific papers, and conducting research

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