Download Roger Bannister Breaks 4 Minute Mile Gif. Mary's hospital medical thereafter, bannister threw in all his reserves and broke the tape in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Roger bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at age 88.
His father, a civil servant, had been a runner, of sorts: But the story leading up to this milestone of human performance often gets overlooked and is filled with drama and lessons on grit, determination, and a living a balanced life. Sir roger bannister, who was the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes, has died.
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.
Roger bannister, who made history in 1954 by running a mile in less than four minutes, has died in oxford, england, the city where he achieved what was one of the defining sporting achievements of the 20th century. How the daily express reported it 60 years ago. He studied medicine at the university of oxford and went on to work in research and clinical practice. Roger bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, has died at age 88.