Profession: Middle-Distance Runner
Why Famous: The first person to run a mile in under four minutes.
- 1954-05-06 Roger Bannister of the UK becomes the 1st person to run a 4 minute mile, recording 3:59:4 at Iffley Road, Oxford
- 1954-08-07 Englishman Roger Bannister beats Australia’s John Landy in the mile at the Empire Games in Vancouver; first time 2 men run a mile in less than 4 minutes in the same race
- 1954-09-20 Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy