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Roger Bannister

Awards And Accomplishments

1948 Wins Kinniard Cup
1951 Wins mile race in Penn Relays
1951, 1953-54 Wins British mile championships
1954 Wins Empire mile championship
1954 Wins European 1,500 meter championship
1954 Becomes first person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes, setting new world record of 3:59.4
1954 Wins Empire mile championships, setting new world record of 3:58.9
1954 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year; Pears Trophy
1975 Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldRoger Bannister Biography - "i Just Ran Anywhere And Everywhere", 1952 Olympics, "a Scene Of The Wildest Excitement", Chronology - SELECTED WRITINGS BY BANNISTER: