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Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, died on March 3 2018 at the age of 88. His time of three minutes 59.4 seconds was set at the Iffley Road sports ground in Oxford on 6 May 1954 ensuring his place in history.

Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, said: “Roger Bannister epitomised what it means to be a living legend. He was a regular presence at university events and remained committed to Oxford University to the end, engaging with students, challenging academics, and inspiring all of us.”

Sir Roger Bannister was a noted neurologist. 

Find out more (University of Oxford website)

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