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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Roger Bannister, The Man, The Myth, The Legend "My failure to win the 1,500m gold medal at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, when I had been the favourite, was a huge knock to my pride, shattering to my friends and family and to the Great British public. I felt it was necessary to restore the faith that had been so shaken by my defeat." - Roger Bannister Roger Bannister was born in Harrow, England on March 23, 1929. His parents, Ralp and Alice Bannister were not expecting Roger to arrive so early. Roger served as a nurse in his younger years. (Bale, n.d.) double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. "Bannister writes in much the same fashion as he run-with ripplingsmoothness,eye-catching grace, and spectacular effectiveness" - The New York Times "I got to the track at 4:30pm but didn't decide to race until about half an hour before it was due to start at 6:00pm. My pacemakers Chris Brasher and Chris Chatawaywere getting a little impatient. They were saying: "Make up your mind!" But it was I who had to do it.I was very concerned about the weather but when the wind dropped it proved just possible." - Roger Bannister "In a race billed as "The Mile of the Century," both runners beat the four-minute time, but Bannister came in first at 3:58.8 to Landy's 3:59.6.Later that year, Roger Bannister was awarded the Silver Pears Trophy, bestowed annually for the outstanding British achievement in any field.He also secured the European title in the 1500-meter before retiring from competition." ("Roger Bannister Biography -- Academy of Achievement," 2010) Bale, J. (n.d.). How Much of a Hero? The Fractured Image of Roger Bannister. Sport in History, 235-247.Bannister, R. (2014). "First Four Minutes." London: PutnamThe New York Times (2014). Bannister, 85, Reflects 60 Years After Breaking The Four-Minute Mile.
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