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Old 03-04-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Years since I've seen that name!
A huge deal at the time.

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

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.

Bannister, who went on to pursue a long and distinguished medical career, had been slowed by Parkinson's disease in recent years.

He was "surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as he was loved by them," the family said in a statement announcing his death on Sunday. "He banked his treasure in the hearts of his friends."

British Prime Minister Theresa May remembered Bannister as a "British sporting icon whose achievements were an inspiration to us all. He will be greatly missed."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/roger-b...le-dies-at-88/
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Old 03-04-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: England
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Rest in peace Roger Bannister, a hero when we needed them. The first man to run a mile in under four minutes. All the time studying medicine at university. We don't have people like you anymore.
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Old 03-04-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Amazing man!
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