Roger Bannister

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Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 2018 (88)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 2018 (88)

About

British runner and neurologist who broke the four-minute-mile barrier at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki with a record of 3 minutes and 59.4 seconds. 

Before Fame

He pursued his medical degree and studied at the University of Oxford and St. Mary's Hospital Medical School. 

Trivia

Following his running career, he went on to become a renowned neurologist and Master of Pembroke College.

Family Life

He married Moyra Elver Jacobsson, who was the daughter of a future IMF president. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

Associated With

Entrepreneur Phil Knight claims Bannister inspired him to start Nike.