RIP Sir Roger Bannister
Oh, how sad.
Sir Roger Bannister has just died.
Sir Roger was the first person ever to break the 4 minute mile, in Oxford in 1954.
What a fab photo this is.
Men in over-coats and hats, holding stopwatches.
And when you think of today’s technical paraphernalia of timing chips and timing mats…I just ran a timed 10k race this morning, so know all about chips and mats.
By the way, I converted 4 minutes for a mile to minutes per km, since I think in the latter, & it equates to 2:29 per km.
What a great man Sir Roger was. Totally modest.