The First Four Minutes

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Sutton, 2004 - Oxford (England) - 244 pages
On 6 May 1954 Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, establishing himself as one of the most famous sportsmen in history. Bannister has written a substantial new introduction for this, the 50th anniversary edition of 'The First Four Minutes'.

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Roger Gilbert Bannister was born in Harrow, England on March 23, 1929. On May 6, 1954, he became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Later that year, he won the mile at the Empire Games and the 1,500 meters at the European championships. He retired in December to concentrate on medicine. He received a medical degree from Oxford University. He had a long career as a neurologist, both in research and clinical practice. His 1955 memoir The Four-Minute Mile was reissued 50 years later as The First Four Minutes. He was knighted in 1975. He died on March 3, 2018 at the age of 88.

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