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Roger Bannister Biography

"i Just Ran Anywhere And Everywhere", 1952 Olympics, "a Scene Of The Wildest Excitement", ChronologySELECTED WRITINGS BY BANNISTER:


English track and field athlete

In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. A noted British runner, he won the British mile championships in 1951, 1953, and 1954, and also won the Empire championship in 1954. In addition, he won the European 1,500 meter championship in 1954.

Roger Bannister


The Four-Minute Mile, Lyons and Burford, 1955.

Sketch by Kelly Winters

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and Field