Roger Bannister

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister Full Name: Roger Bannister
Nationality:

England
English

Profession: Middle-Distance Runner
Why Famous: The first person to run a mile in under four minutes.

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

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Died: March 3, 2018 (aged 88)

Historical Events in the Life of Roger Bannister

  • 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‚Äôs 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

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