Authentic Signed Roger Bannister Photos, Frames, Mounts and Displays
Sir Roger Bannister, CBE is an English former middle-distance athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile.
In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres but finished fourth.
He achieved the feat of a sub 4 minute mile on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer declared "The time was three...", the cheers of the crowd drowned out Bannister's exact time, which was 3 min 59.4 sec. Bannister went on to win Gold at both the British and Commonwealth games and the European Championships, both in 1954.