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A Rare Recording of Roger Bannister
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A Rare Recording of Roger Bannister

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Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, born on March 23, 1929, is an English former athlete best known for being the first to run the mile in less than 4 minutes, remarkably while practicing as a junior doctor. This was finally achieved on May 6, 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. The resulting time was 3 min 59.4 sec. Retiring from running shortly after, Bannister went on to become a distinguished neurologist and an important contributor to research into the human nervous system. The audio is Bannister's perspective on the famous race.


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