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Olympic greats Hoy, Kenny, Redgrave, Farah and Sir Roger Bannister each have special March landmark day... as does peerless Welsh champion Joe

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May 6, 1954 – Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile.

May 6, 1954 – Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile.

25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister is the first and only recognized person to have run a mile in less than 4 minutes. In May 1954 he did just that, completing the mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Interestingly, Bannister isn’t most proud of this feat; rather, he’s prouder of his research contributions to the field of neurology.

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25-year-old medical student Roger Bannister is the first and only recognized person to have run a mile in less than 4 minutes. In May 1954 he did just that, completing the mile in 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. Interestingly, Bannister isn’t most proud of this feat; rather, he’s prouder of his research contributions to the field of neurology.

Roger Bannister completes the first four-minute mile

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The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. -Roger Bannister

It was considered humanly impossible for a person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. The experts said that it was just physically impossible to do and That death was inevitable if attempted. When Roger Bannister ran a sub four minute mile in front of thousands; it proved the experts had it wrong. This event made history around the world and made people thing about the issue of human potential.

It was considered humanly impossible for a person to run a mile in less than 4 minutes. The experts said that it was just physically impossible to do and That death was inevitable if attempted. When Roger Bannister ran a sub four minute mile in front of thousands; it proved the experts had it wrong. This event made history around the world and made people thing about the issue of human potential.

OXFORD, 1954: Roger Bannister crosses the finish line, running a mile in 3:59.4, in thin leather slippers.

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OXFORD, 1954: Roger Bannister crosses the finish line, running a mile in 3:59.4, in thin leather slippers.

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