Sir Roger Bannister, First Athlete To Run A Mile Under 4 Minutes, Dies At 88
March 5, 2018 18:01
Before 1954, the world believed it was impossible for a human being to run a mile under 4 minutes. Roger Bannister decided to prove that the world was wrong.
Born in 1929, Bannister was from an average working-class family who dreamt of going to the university. His parents were unable to support his dream. But Bannister found he had a penchant for running. And eventually, he got a scholarship to study at Oxford.