- Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CH, CBE (born 23 March 1929) is an English former middle-distance athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute... - Bannister include: Alan Bannister (cyclist) (1922–2007), British silver medallist at the 1948 Summer Olympics Alan Bannister (born 1951), American retired... - name change from British Empire Games took effect in 1952. It was at these games that the "Miracle Mile" took place between RogerBannister and John Landy... - Derek Ibbotson, who set a new British record, Ron Delany and Stanislav Jungwirth. On the 50th anniversary of RogerBannister's first Four-minute mile, Wood... - Mile – represented a landmark in the history of the Four-minute mile. RogerBannister had been the first to have broken the barrier earlier that year, but... - event was created to encourage athletes to break the four-minute mile. By the second time the race was run, RogerBannister had already broken the world... - international meet at Turku, Finland, Landy became the second man, after RogerBannister, to achieve a sub-4-minute mile, recording a world record time of 3:57... - first achieved in 1954 by RogerBannister in 3:59.4. The "four-minute barrier" has since been broken by many male athletes, and is now the standard of... - four minutes and not finish in the top two; before that race, only RogerBannister and John Landy had run a four-minute mile. Sparks, Bob (2002). "Four-minute... - was an English athlete notable for finishing third behind Sir Christopher Chataway in the historic race in which Sir RogerBannister ran the first sub-four-minute...
List of quotations by Roger Bannister
The reason sport is attractive to many of the general public is that it's filled with reversals. What you think may happen doesn't happen. A champion is beaten, an unknown becomes a champion
Our house was bombed, and the roof fell in. We were sitting under the stairs of the basement, and we were quite safe, but it brought home the realization. In two nights 400 people were killed in small town
It's a question of spreading the available energy, aerobic and anaerobic, evenly over four minutes. If you run one part too fast, you pay a price. If you run another part more slowly your overall time is slower
You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don't keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy