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Mile Legend

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:20 pm

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Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at the age of 88

His time of three minutes 59.4 seconds, set at Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954, stood as a record for just 46 days but his place in athletics history was assured.

Bannister also won gold over the same distance at the 1954 Commonwealth Games and later became a leading neurologist.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

A statement from his family said: "Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them.

"He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends."

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Re: Mile Legend

Post by 1964white » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:21 pm

RIP Roger

One of our sporting greats

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Re: Mile Legend

Post by beer belly bert » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:57 am

rip to a true sporting legend :tup:
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Post by Norm » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:10 am

I was 9 years old and I'll never forget reading about it in the newspaper a couple of days later, because there was no TV at the time (in our house) and I must have missed the radio announcement.
RIP Roger.

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