Local News Sir Roger Bannister RIP

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Remarkable man. Forever remembered for many great achievements.
 

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I only watched a documentary on his breaking the 4 minute mile record the other day - fascinating.
The greatest sporting achievement that Oxford will ever play a role in, and one third of a trio of events that marked the country's true emergence from post-war doldrums (along with the coronation of a new young Queen and conquering Everest) and gave rise to a new positivity about the future and the role that we could play in it...

A true great
 

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I only watched a documentary on his breaking the 4 minute mile record the other day - fascinating.
The greatest sporting achievement that Oxford will ever play a role in, and one third of a trio of events that marked the country's true emergence from post-war doldrums (along with the coronation of a new young Queen and conquering Everest) and gave rise to a new positivity about the future and the role that we could play in it...

A true great
My Dad was there at Iffley road in May 1954 when (Sir) Roger Bannister achieved his Internationally renowned breaking of the 4-minute mile
 

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Had the pleasure of meeting him. Humble, articulate and did a lot of work encouraging people to stay fit, even in his later years. A sad passing but no doubt a life well lived.
 

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If you haven’t read/watched the story of his life I would recommend you do, an interesting man outside of one of this countries truly great sporting achievements, which is a big part of the city of Oxfords history.

RIP Sir Roger Bannister.
 

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My Dad was there at Iffley road in May 1954 when (Sir) Roger Bannister achieved his Internationally renowned breaking of the 4-minute mile
So was my late Grandfather. He is (just about) in one of the wider angled photos that are often published.
 
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