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Roger Bannister dies aged 88

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    dpickup
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    6may1954, 6pm and the wind softened. The race was on.
    And the result 3.59.4 and a very special niche in the annuals of the sport.

    #80739
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    OccasionalHope
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    A legendary moment and a great man RIP.

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    SteveK26
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    An early hero of mine. RIP.

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    RIP Sir Roger.

    From what I saw, a lovely man, and one of the rare ‘olden-days’ athletes whose accomplishments transcends the generations.

    Today’s athletes are often hazy on the history of their event but every miler/metric miler from every country knows who Roger Bannister is.

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    Nice to see a little tribute to him at the beginning of this afternoon’s coverage.

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    Also something of an end of an era as his pacemakers Brasher and Chataway pre-deceased him along with the likes of Pirie and Ibbotson.

    He is almost certainly better known with the general public than any other British athlete from the days before Ovett, Coe and Thompson.

    Also a noted neurologist, master of Pembroke College and Chair of the Sports Council.

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