Like Sir Roger Bannister
, I am no longer able to run, but I did so
24 How much have the running shoes worn by Sir Roger Bannister
when he became the first man to break the four-minute mile sold for at auction?
Two Hours: The Quest To Run The Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar "THE boldest advance in the unexplored regions of human efficiency," opined one wordsmith more than sixty years ago after Sir Roger Bannister
became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Roger Bannister
, first four-minute miler, 86; Barry Cryer, writer/comedian, 80; Michael Nyman, composer, 71; Alan Bleasdale, playwright, 69; Chaka Khan, singer, 62; Amanda Plummer, actress, 58; Sir Steve Redgrave, retired Olympic rower, 53; Marti Pellow, singer, 50; Damon Albarn, singer (Blur and Gorillaz), 47; Mike Atherton, former cricketer, 47; Gail Porter, TV presenter, 44; Joe Calzaghe, boxer, 43; Sir Chris Hoy, six-time Olympic champion track cyclist, 39; Princess Eugenie of York, 25.
Sir Roger Bannister
, the runner who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954, is 86.
We want classrooms, teachers and educators to tie the historic story of Sir Roger Bannister
to their students.
By the way, I interviewed Boycott and then Sir Roger Bannister
without a fee as a favour to my friends who were running the Festival.
It's sad to learn that Sir Roger Bannister
has now got Parkinson's Disease.
Sir Roger Bannister
breaking the four-minute mile barrier has gone down in the annals of sporting history, but few are aware that his most famous feat was spurred on by his most abject failure.
Others featured in the exhibition at Mall Galleries, which is open to the public from tomorrow until May 23, include another former Labour Party leader Lord Kinnock, ex-Bank of England governor Lord King, actress Tamsin Greig, athlete Sir Roger Bannister
, and theatre and opera director Sir Jonathan Miller.
London, May 04 ( ANI ): British track legend Sir Roger Bannister
has reportedly taken an oath not to stop his fight against Parkinson's disease after revealing that he has been struck down by the illness.
TRIBUTES have been paid after the "hero to athletes", who acted as a pacemaker to help Sir Roger Bannister
become the first man to break the four-minute mile barrier in 1954, died aged 82.