Roger Bannister | 1929-2018: First human to run mile in under 4 minutes

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Roger Bannister | 1929-2018: First human to run mile in under 4 minutes

on 05 March 2018.

LONDON — Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.

Bannister’s family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford.

On a windy late afternoon in Oxford on May 6, 1954, Bannister ran four laps on a cinder track in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds to crack the mythical 4-minute mile — a feat many had thought humanly impossible.

More:

http://www.dispatch.com/sports/20180304/roger-bannister--1929-2018-first-human-to-run-mile-in-under-4-minutes

http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/43273249

http://ux.azcentral.com/story/sports/2018/03/04/roger-bannister-dies/393123002/

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