BREAKING NEWS: Sir Roger Bannister dies aged 88

Sir Roger Bannister. Picture: Pruneau
Sir Roger Bannister. Picture: Pruneau
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Sir Roger Bannister — the first athlete to run a sub-four minute mile — has died aged 88.

His family said he died at home in Oxford after battling Parkinsons.

Running legend Sir Roger completed a mile in just 3 minutes 59.4 seconds in May 1954.

He had little training and practised while training to be a junior doctor.

He went on to become a top brain doctor and Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.