Profession: Middle-Distance Runner
Biography: The first person to run a mile in under four minutes.
- 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’s 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