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Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English
former athlete best known for running the first mile in less than
the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in
the 1500 metres, but did not win the medal he expected. This
humiliation strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute
was finally achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track in
Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the
pacing. When the announcer declared "The time was three...",
the cheers of the crowd drowned-out the details of the result,
which was 3 min 59.4 sec.
record only lasted 46 days, and he was the first to admit that
the 4-minute barrier had no actual significance. More notable was
that he had reached this goal with so little training, while
practising as a junior doctor.
went on to become a distinguished neurologist and Master of
Pembroke College, Oxford, before retiring in 1993. When asked
whether the 4-minute mile was his proudest achievement, he said
he felt prouder of his contribution to academic medicine through
research into the responses of the nervous system. Bannister is
patron of the The MSA Trust.
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