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Author: Roger Bannister Narrator: Roger Bannister Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781593166496
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Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, born in 1929, is an English former athlete best known for running the first sub-four minute mile, 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 result 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.

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Roger Bannister, CBE, was the first person to break the four minute mile, which he did in 1954 with a time of 3:59.4 as a twenty-five-year old medical student. Bannister retired from running shortly after to pursue a distinguished career in neurology. He was a master of Pembroke College at Oxford University until his retirement in 1993.