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Roger Bannister

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister

Profession: Middle-Distance Runner


Biography: The first person to run a mile in under four minutes.

Born: March 23, 1929
Birthplace: Harrow, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Died: March 3, 2018 (aged 88)

Historical Events

  • 1954-05-06 English athlete Roger Bannister becomes first to run a sub-4 minute mile, recording 3:59:4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford
  • 1954-08-07 Englishman Roger Bannister beats Australia‚Äôs John Landy in the mile at the Empire Games in Vancouver; first time 2 men run sub-4 minute mile in the same race
  • 1954-09-20 Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy

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