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RIP Roger Bannister

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roger bannister.jpgRoger Bannister was the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes.

 

 

Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, has died. He was 88.

 

 

 

 

 

Story: http://abcnews.go.com/amp/Sports/wireStory/roger-bannister-run-mile-minutes-dies-53498961

 

Bannister's family said in a statement that he died peacefully on Saturday in Oxford, the English city where the runner cracked the feat many had thought humanly impossible on a windy afternoon in 1954.

 

 

Helped by two pacemakers, Bannister clocked 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds over four laps at Oxford's Iffley Road track on May 6, 1954, to break the 4-minute mile — a test of speed and endurance that stands as one of the defining sporting achievements of the 20th century.

 

 

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