Roger Bannister Dies Aged 88


Roger Bannister – the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes – has passed away.

He was 88 and died at his home in Oxford.

Bannister achieved the feat in 1954 near his hometown, running a time of 3 minutes 59 point 4 seconds in front of 3,000 spectators.


He was knighted in 1975 but suffered from ill-health in recent years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease seven years ago.

Featured image credit: Oxford Today

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