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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Bannister Narrator: Roger Bannister Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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Sir Roger Bannister, born on March 23, 1929, is an English former athlete best known for being the first to run the mile in less than four minutes, remarkably while practicing as a junior doctor. This was 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 following is Bannister's perspective on the famous race.

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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.