...the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured i was dead." - ROGER BANNISTER (after becoming the first person to break the four-minute mile, 1952).
"The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records."- SIR ROGER BANNISTER
...the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead." - Roger Bannister, After becoming first person to break four-minute mile, 1952.
...War II some 15,000 Americans and Filipinos on Corregidor surrendered to the Japanese. In 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track meet in Oxford, England, in 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds. In 1960, Britain's...
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